Momentum is building behind raising the state minimum wage to at least 9.50 and hour and pegging it to the cost of living. Mayors and city councils in the Twin Cities, Duluth and Hibbing are coming out in favor. They, along with public officials from smaller communities are joining Governor Dayton in pressing state lawmakers to raise the wage. Representative Tom Anzelc says he is working on the problem by proposing a constitutional amendment to allow the people to choose whether on not to raise the minimum wage and how much. According to Minnesota’s Raise the Wage Coalition, the increase would help more than 350-thousand in the state, including nearly a 140-thousand children of the working poor.