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20 States to raise minimum wage

Minimum wage raise in 20 states by Jan. 1st

The minimum wage raise in New Mexico will increase from the current $9.00 an hour wage to $10.50.

New York state will increase 70 cents to $12.50 an hour and in California employers with twenty-six workers or more will rise from $13 to $14 an hour.

Minnesota raised just pennies to $10.80 hourly rate for large employees.

Some lawmakers and business organizations have called for a pause on these wage increases recognizing the burden on small businesses that are already struggling.

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