As Minnesota’s minimum wage gets a slight bump in the new year for inflation, top Democrats at the legislature say they haven’t given up on a much larger increase. House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler says he doesn’t see a push at the beginning of the 2021 session for a 15-dollar-an-hour statewide minimum wage — however…

“I think it’s coming, and I think it’s coming as we emerge from this global pandemic and the economic devastation that is falling so hard on so many people who work in the service industry.”

Republican leaders weren’t immediately available to respond, but in the past they’ve resisted minimum wage increases, arguing they can drive smaller companies out of business — and they say most workers other than those just starting out are paid above the minimum already.