Minimum wage bills pushed in at least 30 states

Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, a sponsor to raise the state's minimum wage, works in the Assembly Chamber at the state Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Albany, N.Y. Minimum wage proposals are getting a maximum push from Democrats in statehouses around the nation this year. (AP Photo/Mike Groll)ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Minimum-wage increase proposals are getting the maximum push from Democrats in statehouses in more than half of U.S. states, highlighting the politically potent income inequality issue this year.

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