$15 Minimum Wage Hike Can't Stay in Stimulus Bill

$15 Minimum Wage Hike Can't Stay in Stimulus Bill
Maurie Backman, The Motley Fool
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It also includes a provision calling for a $15 minimum wage hike -- specifically, the current $7.25 hourly minimum wage would gradually increase to $15 by 2025. Democrats are pushing their stimulus package forward through a process called "budget reconciliation," which will allow the Senate to pass the bill with a simple majority. A minimum wage hike does not meet that requirement, as per Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough.