|Bakk (left) and Thissen|
|One-party rule doesn't amount to much if you can't agree among yourselves.|
THE BACKSTORY: House, Senate approve minimum wage increase, but disagree on how much is too much
The bill passed by the House would've ultimately raised the rate to $9.50, while the Senate's would've more modestly pegged it at $7.75 per hour. But today, Senate Majority Leader Tom Bakk, D-Cook, said it appears that gulf will be unbridgeable.