UNDATED (WHTC) -- Republican senators filibustered today and blocked the proposed minimum wage hike. The results of a procedural vote were 54 "yays" and 42 “nays”. The Democratic bill would have raised the minimum wage gradually from seven-dollars-and-25-cents to 10-dollars-and-10-cents per hour. The national minimum wage has not been raised since 2009. Democrats argued that a wage hike would boost the economy by putting more money in the hands of workers. Republicans said the hike is too steep and would cost jobs.
Story by: Diane E Coston