Senate members rejected two proposals last week to raise minimum wage. Sen. Edward KennedyÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢s (D.-Mass.) version to raise minimum wage to $6.25 an hour over 18 months was defeated 51-47. The GOPÃ?Â¢Ã¢â??Â¬Ã¢â??Â¢s counter proposal that would have granted a $1.10 increase with tax breaks for small business was beat 57-42.
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