GOP opposes increase

February 4, 2013 • Local News

Democratic leaders of the state House of Representatives and Senate announced Monday a proposal that would increase minimum wage statewide, from $7.50 to $8.50.

Speaking at a press conference, Sens. William Soules, of Las Cruces, and Richard Martinez, of Espanola, said the legislation would benefit families.

“We know that the majority of people who are on minimum wage are adults and the majority of them have children and they are trying to support their families,” Soules said. “This is a bill that supports families; it helps raise people up out of poverty.”

Soules said the dollar increase would Login to read more

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One Response to GOP opposes increase

  1. loco says:

    I believe increasing the minimum wage is of far more importance to the well-being of the citizens of New Mexico as compared to state driver’s licenses. While the license issue is important, an increase in wages to help people struggling on $7.50 an hour has more importance because it offers a monetary increase for all workers earning minimum wage. And as we all know, it is virtually impossible to get by on $7.50. I would like to see Sen. Ingall R-Portales get by on minimum wage and see if it changes his mind about what is important to the average New Mexican citizen: money or the use of a license to be accepted by the government as a passport when traveling. How many minimum wage workers are traveling?

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