JUNEAU - A Washington, D.C.-based group is calling on Gov. Sarah Palin to oppose legislation to raise Alaska's minimum wage.
The Employment Policies Institute ran ads in the Anchorage Daily News and on the Politico Web site comparing the legislation to a pig that needs a pit bull to stop it.
They say it's the first real test of Palin's conservative ideals since the former Republican vice presidential candidate returned from the campaign trail.
Three bills have been introduced to raise Alaska's hourly minimum wage from the current $7.15. The federal minimum wage will increase to $7.25 this summer.
Palin says it makes no sense for Alaska to lag behind the federal level but says she wants to hear from small businesses before taking a stand.