At the federal level, the push for a $15 minimum wage is still hung up by the opposition of moderate democrat Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). The two moderates have agreed that the federal minimum wage (currently $7.25/hour) should be raised, but balk at the $15 figure. Sinema last week joined Mitt Romney (R-UT) in presenting an $11/hour minimum wage proposal to the so-called Gang of 20 (a bipartisan group of Senators trying to find a compromise), but the details of their proposal have yet to be formally released. At the state level, new Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee (who assumed the corner office upon the resignation of former governor – and current Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo) last week signed a bill raising the state minimum wage to $15/hour by 2025.