(St. Paul, MN) -- A vote is set for Friday in the Minnesota House on increasing the state's minimum wage from the current 6-15 an hour to 9-50 by the year 2015. The measure would also permit most employees to take 12 weeks of unpaid leave when they have children or adopt. Opponents warn a minimum wage increase will force employers to cut back jobs, hurting younger workers the most. They add most people make minimum wage for a relatively short time when they've just entered the work force. Backers of a minimum wage increase say the working poor should be able to earn enough money to make ends meet. They say it will also mean fewer people on government assistance.