Democrats stalemate over $ 15 minimum wage
Congressional Democrats are fighting to raise the minimum wage to $ 15 an hour as part of a $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus bill they want to pass in a few weeks.
The fight could escalate once the Senate MP makes a decision on Wednesday at the earliest on whether the proposal can be included in the aid laws under the special budget rules planned for the package.
If allowed, it would be a huge win for the Democrats, but one that would only spark a major struggle within the party over how much the minimum wage can be increased and how it can be structured. With thin margins in both chambers, Democrats cannot afford to alienate either progressives or moderates.
“Even if it can be included, the question is whether Democrats …