Senate approves minimum wage proposal

SANTA FE (KRQE) – On a 24 to 17 vote, the Senate has approved a proposal to allow voters to decide whether to raise New Mexico’s minimum wage from $7.50 an hour to about $8.30 an hour.

The measure is one of the top legislative priorities of many Democrats during the session and has been sent to the House.

If approved, the wage proposal would be placed on the November general election ballot for voters to decide. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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