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Partisan fight impedes minimum-wage bills

Increase unlikely in federal rate

By Rick Klein
Globe Staff / June 21, 2006

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WASHINGTON -- Democrats and Republicans are poised to defeat each other's versions of a minimum-wage increase today, with election-year maneuvering likely to cause the $5.15-an-hour federal minimum wage to remain unchanged for the ninth straight year. (Full article: 377 words)

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