DFLer Vows to Fight MNGOP Minimum Wage “Tip Penalty”

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State Rep. Erin Murphy (DFL-St. Paul), says she is disappointed that Rep. Pat Garofalo (R-Farmington) has introduced bill that would reduce minimum wage to $8 an hour for for workers who earn an average of more than $12 hourly with tips.

The bill will have its first hearing Monday in the House Job Growth & Energy Affordability Policy and Finance Committee. You can watch a live stream of the hearing starting at 12:45 p.m. on The UpTake.

Murphy says she hopes the bill will be defeated in committee and not reach the House floor, but realizes that Republicans will probably pass the bill. She says she hopes the Senate or Governor Dayton will prevent the “tip penalty” from being signed into law.

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