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Mass. poised to be pacesetter for minimum wage

Massachusetts lawmakers are on the brink of approving the highest minimum wage of any state in the nation.

The state Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday to increase the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2017. The House of Representatives is expected to approve the legislation next week, and Governor Deval Patrick has signaled he will sign it.

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