Panel will debate the minimum wage

Noon, September 20, Hilton Hotel, Minneapolis

As the 2016 campaign season will undoubtedly feature a debate around the merits of raising the minimum wage, Center of the American Experiment will host its own local forum on the controversial proposal at noon, Tuesday, September 20th, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Minneapolis. The lunch is one of a series of quarterly forums focused on how liberal policies hurt the middle class, the poor and minorities.

The event’s panel of speakers includes:

Sen. John Marty, one of the leading liberal voices in the Senate, chairs the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the Environment and Energy Budget Division.

Dan McElroy, a seasoned veteran of Minnesota policy discussions, is president and CEO of Hospitality Minnesota and executive vice president of the MN Restaurant Association, the MN Lodging Association and the MN Resort & Campground Association. McElroy formerly served as chief of staff for Governor Tim Pawlenty.

Dr. Mark Perry is currently a scholar at American Enterprise Institute (AEI) and a professor of economics at the University of Michigan’s Flint Campus. His research areas include financial markets and U.S. and international economics. Dr. Perry is also the creator and editor of the popular economics blog Carpe Diem.