Of course the all too common hypocrisy, as seems to be the rule in Pierre, was expressed by some detractors of this bill.
Sen. Kenneth McNenny, R-Sturgis, said the state could wait for the federal government to act. A bill in Congress mirrors the measure the Senate passed.
"I really think we're getting a little ahead of ourselves if we're going to jump out and set a minimum wage ahead of the federal," McNenny said.
When it comes to helping living South Dakotan's earn a decent wage we are being told that we should wait for the Federal Government to act but when it comes to other issues that I am sure we can all think of, it is the duty of our state government to get the ball rolling.
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