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Coalition seeks $9.50 state minimum wage

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A coalition of children's groups, religious organizations and unions say Minnesota's poor would benefit from a higher minimum wage, more state child care support and a tax credit for parents.

Key in a proposal released last Wednesday is raising the state's minimum wage to $9.50 per hour from the current $6.15. Minnesota is one of four states with minimum wages lower than the federal $7.25 level.

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