Public hearing on raising min. wage to $15/hour in St. Paul

It's at city hall at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday

Sloane Martin
September 12, 2018 - 6:27 am

St. Paul City Council is holding a public hearing Wednesday on the results of an independent study on the economic impact of raising the minimum wage.

Following in the footsteps of Minneapolis, St. Paul is exploring a gradual increase to $15 an hour.

After months of evaluation, the Citizens League is presenting three scenarios to move forward -- all recommending the wage hike, but with different rollout phases. The nonpartisan group convened a committee to research and draft policy recommendations featuring small and large business representatives, community members, nonprofits and workers.

Mayor Melvin Carter has expressed support for raising the minimum wage and the council is aiming for approval by the end of the year.

The public hearing at city hall is at 5:30 p.m.

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