House OK's higher minimum wage
ST. PAUL - A minimum wage increase lawmakers support needs to change before Gov. Tim Pawlenty can support it, he said Thursday moments after the House approved the wage hike.
The bill would raise the minimum wage in large businesses from $6.15 to $6.90 an hour on July 24 and $7.90 next year. Minimum wages in small businesses would go up from the current $5.25 to $5.75 this summer and $6.75 in 2009.