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PRESIDENT CLINTON came to Capitol Hill Thursday to unveil the 1998 Democratic agenda that includes a $1-an-hour hike in the minimum wage over two years. The $5.15 wage floor would be increased in two 50-cent intervals over the next two years to $6.15. A bill introduced earlier this year by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., would have raised the floor by $1.50 an hour over three years, and Kennedy plans

PRESIDENT CLINTON came to Capitol Hill Thursday to unveil the 1998 Democratic agenda that includes a $1-an-hour hike in the minimum wage over two years. The $5.15 wage floor would be increased in two 50-cent intervals over the next two years to $6.15. A bill introduced earlier this year by Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., would have raised the floor by $1.50 an hour over three years, and Kennedy plans to reintroduce Clinton's plan when Congress returns Feb. 23 from its President's Day recess. Th

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