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Coalition seeks $9.50 Minnesota minimum wage

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ST. PAUL -- A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents.

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Key in a proposal released Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour from the current $6.15. Minnesota is one of four states with minimum wages lower than the federal $7.25 level.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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