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Legislative negotiators appear to agree on the need for a $9.50 minimum wage. However, they continue to lock horns over “indexing”—the practice of adjusting the wage annually so that it keeps pace with the cost of living. Indexing is essential to keep the purchasing power of the minimum wage from eroding over time. Ultimately, arguments against indexing fall flat. The first of these arguments is actually more of a sound bite than an argument. According to a business lobbyist quoted in MinnPost, indexing is the equivalent of putting the minimum…
Find more articles in the Uneven Recovery series, an ongoing collaboration between Minnesota 2020 and Minnesota Housing Partnership. As we begin wrapping up our series on the uneven housing recovery in Minnesota. Leigh Rosenberg from Minnesota Housing Partnership and Lee Egerstrom from Minnesota 2020 have shown us how far Minnesota has come since the collapse in the housing market. While Minnesota is in a recovery phase, rents are still unaffordable and many people owe more than their homes are worth.