Las Cruces to consider 2 minimum wage proposals

LAS CRUCES (AP) – The Las Cruces City Council is weighing two ordinances involving raising the minimum wage.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports that Mayor Ken Miyagishima will propose scrapping one ordinance at a council meeting Monday.

City councilors approved a salary hike in June that would increase wages to $8 per hour starting in July 2015 and to $8.50 an hour in 2016. But a voter petition drive proposing a higher increase starting with $8.40 per hour in 2015 and $10.10 by 2017 was passed by the council in September.

Miyagishima says the original ordinance should be dropped. But he also plans to propose a threshold on the $10.10 increase, limiting it only to businesses with 50 or more full-time employees.

New Mexico’s hourly minimum wage is currently $7.50. 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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