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