equal pay http://michiganradio.org en Stabenow: Republican opposition to minimum wage hike 'unacceptable' http://michiganradio.org/post/stabenow-republican-opposition-minimum-wage-hike-unacceptable <p>Michigan Democrat Debbie Stabenow is criticizing her Republican Senate colleagues for <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=308211000">blocking a vote on increasing the federal minimum wage.</a></p><p></p><p>The bill would have gradually increased the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10.</p><p>Democrats say it would have helped millions of low-income families.</p><p></p><p>Stabenow says GOP opposition to the wage hike and to legislation to require equal pay for women is "unacceptable".</p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:59:00 +0000 Steve Carmody 17429 at http://michiganradio.org Stabenow: Republican opposition to minimum wage hike 'unacceptable'