THE HUFFINGTON POST
March 1, 2007
By Paul Sonn
The most important fight in the national movement to restore our minimum wage is playing out this week. But it’s not taking place in Washington. Instead, the showdown is in New Mexico and the outcome depends on Governor Bill Richardson, a recently declared Democratic Presidential candidate.
While Congress is poised to approve the first federal minimum wage increase since 1997, the real battle for a meaningful minimum wage is being fought in the states.