MANKATO (TEC News) – During this 2013 Legislature session, the passage of the Family Economic Security Act is on the agenda. The act would involve raising Minnesota’s minimum wage to $9.50 an hour. Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota supports the pay raise, along with other coalition groups. Brian Luepke, general manager of Taco Johns, said the pay raise would affect consumers:
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The current minimum wage in Minnesota is $7.25, the same as the national rate.