Rep. Ryan Winkler of Golden Valley briefs reporters and others Monday about a deal to raise Minnesota's minimum wage to $9.50 an hour. Forum News Service photo by Don Davis
Lawmakers reach minimum wage deal: Proposal includes lower small business pay
ST. PAUL — Small businesses that dot greater Minnesota would not be forced to pay employees as much as larger firms pay under a minimum wage increase proposal legislative leaders announced Monday.
“I think we have a pretty strong provision for small businesses,” Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said.
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