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A Federal Minimum Wage Of $10.10?

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., and other Democrats, urge approval for raising the minimum wager, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington today. Front row, from left are, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, Reid, Senate Appropriations Committee Committee Chair Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Senate Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich. In the coming days, the Senate could debate a plan by Iowa Democrat Tom Harkin that would gradually lift today's minimum wage of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2016. President Barack Obama wants to increase the hourly minimum wage as part of an election-year economic agenda focused on working families. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Question: Can Idaho handle a minimum wage of $10.10 by 2016?




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