Wednesday, April 9
(St. Paul, MN) -- Minnesota's lowest-paid workers are about to get a raise. The House and Senate have agreed to phase in an increase in the state's minimum wage to nine-dollars-50-cents an hour for large employers and seven-75 an hour for small businesses. The wages will reach those levels in 2016, and future increases will be indexed to inflation after that. Governor Dayton congratulated negotiators in the House and Senate for striking the deal, and says he will sign it when it reaches his desk.