As ably limned for some time now by the incomparable Sally Jo Sorensen of Bluestem Prairie, the Minnesota state legislature has been pondering raising the state’s minimum wage, a long-overdue move. (How overdue? Look at the graphic in this post. All our neighbor states have higher minimum wages than we do.) Right now, there’s a deadlock between the House and Senate conference committees, a deadlock that needs to be broken for the legislation to succeed.

To that end, a whip count’s been created over at Bluestem.

Y’all know what to do. Go to it!


Map of minimum wages in Minnesota and surrounding states, Via MinnPost and Bluestem Prairie, Source: Department of Labor Map image: CC/Wikimedia/Theshibboleth (above)