One of the outstanding issues in current legislative negotiations over the minimum wage involves "indexing," which refers to the practice of annually adjusting the minimum wage so that it keeps pace with inflation.
Did you know that the average cost of meeting basic needs for a family of four in Minnesota is over $58,000 annually? That means a couple with two children would have to work 155 hours a week - two fulltime jobs each - to provide for their family.
If you have more money, you’re more likely to be healthy, according to a new report by the Minnesota Department of Health. Advocates say it provides more evidence of the need to raise the state’s minimum wage.