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Democrats considering bill to lift minimum wage by 40 percent

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Senate Democrats, hoping to move beyond the disastrous rollout of the new health care law , plan to pivot to legislation that would increase the federal minimum wage by nearly $3, to over $10 an hour. Democratic lawmakers met privately Thursday to discuss proposals, including one by Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, which would raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, a nearly 40 percent...