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At Issue: Gas Tax Proposals, Minimum Wage Debate

Updated: 02/24/2014 5:32 PM
Created: 02/24/2014 5:09 PM KSTP.com
By: Heidi Enninga

In this week's edition of At Issue, host Tom Hauser takes an in-depth look at the local political issues that affect you.

This week, the state’s gas tax is again making headlines. With a new legislative session fast-approaching, the new revenue options are on the table to balance a gas tax that’s already at 47 cents per gallon and roads and infrastructure needs.

Minimum wage was at the forefront of political headlines this week with some restaurant owners and legislators suggesting a “tipped tier” system that wouldn’t raise the minimum wage for tipped employees that make, on average, $22 per hour.

Tom Hauser spoke to a cybersecurity expert about the growing cyber security threat to business in the state and around the country.

In Political Analysis, DFL strategist Darin Broton, and Republican strategist Sarah Janececk discussed what to expect from a short, and late state legislative session.


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