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.

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