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Senate group OKs wage hike

February 20, 2013 • Local News

The state Senate Public Affairs Committee voted 5-3 Tuesday to pass a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.50 to $8.50.

Senate Bill 416, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Espanola, would raise minimum wage effective Jan. 1 of next year.

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