The St. Paul, Minnesota City Council has reviewed a number of different proposals from advocates to create a new $15 per hour minimum wage within the city limits. Of the three different proposals the city council has reviewed, the body appears to favor a staggered phase-in over a five to seven year period. Last week, the council accepted a final report from the Citizens League that recommends a seven year phase-in for “smaller” businesses and a five year phase-in for larger ones. The council has yet to provide definitions of the two groups, but the legislation will likely be refined and finished over the next few weeks.