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Dialogue on the Minimum Wage with Sen. John Marty, Dan McElroy & Dr. Mark Perry

On September 20, 2016 the Center hosted a Dialogue on the Minimum Wage with Minnesota Senator John Marty, Dan McElroy of Hospitality Minnesota, and Dr. Mark Perry, an economics professor at the University of Michigan’s Flint Campus.  The lunch of over 300 included 40 students from St. Anthony High School and featured an extended audience question from $15 NOW Minnesota activist Kip Hedges.

Senator John Marty has been a member of the Minnesota Senate for 29 years and is currently representing District 66. Senator Marty serves as the chair of the Senate Environment and Energy Committee and the chair of the Environment and Energy Budget Division.

Dan McElroy 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. Mr. 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.

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