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Iowa Senate panel moves forward on minimum wage increase

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An Iowa Senate subcommittee approved a measure raising Iowa's minimum wage, but many believe the proposal has no chance of becoming law.

The proposal would push for the increase from the current $7.25 to $10 an hour. This wage would earn a full time worker about $20,000 a year. 

House Speaker Kraig Paulsen said he wouldn't allow debate on the proposal in the House. He says the measure would hurt employers, and he wants to help them create jobs.

 

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