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Thursday, August 3, 2006

Trading tax cuts for wage hikes (UPDATE)

Posted By on Thu, Aug 3, 2006 at 9:00 AM

Will U.S. Sens. Blanche Lincoln and Mark Pryor support a deal to limit the estate tax in exchange for an increase in the federal minimum wage?

They won't say just yet.

UPDATE (4 p.m.): At a press conference this afternoon, representatives of five organizations urged separation of the wage increase from the estate tax cut, and called for a straight up-or-down vote on raising the federal minimum wage.

The participants were Candis J. Collins of AFSCME, Rev. Stephen Copley, Arkansas AFL-CIO president Alan Hughes, Rich Huddleston of Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families and a representative of the Arkansas Education Association.

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