Senator Carla Nelson Talks about Key Issues in Upcoming Legislative Session

Updated: 02/15/2014 10:57 PM
Created: 02/15/2014 10:56 PM
By: Sean Boswell

(ABC 6 News) -- Senator Carla Nelson was in Stewartville today to meet with her constituents, and discuss the upcoming legislative session.

She talked about several hot topics including minimum wage.

Senator Nelson wanted to heart constituents' ideas for a better, faster and smarter government.

She said Minnesota's minimum wage is something to look into raising if it helps the middle class. But she is also concerned that raising it may lead to youth unemployment.

"If businesses pay minimum wage, they won't get employees that they need, so our labor market demands that employees pay, for the most part, more than minimum wage.", that's according to the senator.

Nelson says that with more than half the minimum wage recipients being under 25 years old, raising it could force businesses to say we don't need you.

Senator Carla Nelson talks about key issues with constituents.