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Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Minimum wage on the floor.

The HB665 hits the floor of the House today and as always will meet with stiff resistance from Righties that work under the thumb of the business lobby and Shaws grocery stores. It came out of committee with and "Ought to Pass" (OTP) majority report and is essentially a small incremental increase on 50 cents, twice over the next 28 months, to bring our state minimum wage ultimately to $6.15. I wonder how many of the prehistoric goats in the House that could survive on that. I'm thinking it would not break Shaws or any of the hotels getting $130- a night for a room in Manchester to give the working folks a little boost. This is a bill specifically designed for working mothers, single parents and our older folks that need to boost the ever dwindling benefits promised them but our gumment. I'll keep you posted on the bills movement on to the Senate (we hope).

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