Several States May Soon Raise Minimum Wage

Almost half the country has already raised the minimum wage this year or is considering it.

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USA Today reports…

Thirteen states have weighed wage increases since Jan. 1. Maryland, New York, New Jersey and Hawaii are among the most recent. Monday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, rejected a bill that called for an immediate $1.25-per-hour hike, pushing the minimum wage to $8.50. He suggested instead a $1 increase phased in over three years.

10 states already raised the minimum this year: Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. (But of those, only Oregon, Vermont and Washington are more than $1 above the federal minimum wage of $7.25.)

Want to know the minimum wage in any given state or territory? Wikipedia maintains a list. (Of course it does.)

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