Statement from Rep. Tim O’Driscoll, R-Sartell, on HF92, adjusting the state’s Minimum Wage, being debated on the Minnesota House floor May 3. O’Driscoll is the GOP-lead member of the Minnesota House Labor, Workplace and Regulated Industries committee and also a member of the House State Government Finance and Veterans Affairs committee.
Friday, May 3, 2013
“As Minnesota’s economy shows signs of recovery and people get back to work, a substantial increase in the state’s minimum wage could have damaging effects. Along with the unknown higher costs that increased taxes, fees and the Affordable Care Act will bring to our businesses, this mandated cost hike on mom-and-pop shops adds to an ever-increasing burden on Minnesota’s young people, minorities and hardworking families. Today’s national jobs report showed much of our job growth came in lower-paying fields, such as hotels, restaurants and retail-industries that would be hurt by a $9.50/hour minimum wage.”
For more information, contact Rep. O’Driscoll at: 651-296-7808.