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Lincoln, Pryor Split on Minimum Wage-Estate Tax Bill

AUGUST 4, 2006 - Posted at 8:10 a.m. CDT

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposal to combine a minimum-wage increase

with a break in the so-called death tax is dead for now. But the

issue could come up in the Senate again this fall, thanks to a

maneuver by Majority Leader Bill Frist.

The Senate last night failed to get the 60 votes necessary to

approve a bill fusing the tax cut for multi (m) million-dollar

estates, with a two-dollar-ten-cent minimum wage increase spread

over three years. The current five-15 minimum hasn't changed in a

decade.

Arkansas' delegation split in yesterday's vote. Blanche Lincoln

was one of four Democrats voting in favor of the bill. Mark Pryor,

also a Democrat, voted against it.

When it was clear the measure wouldn't pass, Frist switched his

vote from ``yes'' to ``no'' in a maneuver preserving his right to

bring the bill up for debate again this fall.

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