Meanwhile, an increase in the Federal minimum wage appears to be stalling in Congress, which Democrats hope to use as an election issue nationally.

Comment: There’s only one thing you need to know to understand Democratic action in Springfield this year: Voter turnout. Everything is designed to drive turnout in their base, and the minimum wage issue is high on their list.

 

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