Rep George Miller DCalif left and Sen Tom Harkin DIowa recently introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to 1010 per hour by 2016 The current federal minimum wage rate is 725 per hour
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., left, and Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, recently introduced a bill that would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016. The current federal minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour.

Regulation Nation: Minimum wage

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Lawmakers catapulted the minimum wage back into the public debate earlier this year, resurrecting an issue that could increase the pressure restaurants’ labor costs already exert on profitability.

The national conversation about the minimum wage resurfaced Feb. 12 during President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address, when he called for the federal minimum wage to rise from $7.25 per hour to $9 per hour and then to be indexed to inflation. The president did n

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