Minn. DFL Bill Would Raise Minimum Wage to $9.50

Created: 02/13/2013 7:08 AM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart

President Barack Obama wants to increase the federal minimum wage.

"Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full-time should have to live in poverty, and raise the federal minimum wage to $9.00 an hour," said President Obama during his State of the Union address Tuesday night.

Right now it's $7.25, which is also the minimum in Minnesota. And lawmakers here want to raise it too.
    
A press conference is set for today. Minnesota DFL party members will talk about their bill that would bring the state minimum wage up to $9.50.