New Mexico House passes new minimum wage bill

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham is commending House lawmakers for passing a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage. She’s calling it an essential step toward pursuing economic security.

Wednesday night, the House passed a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage. 

House Bill 31 would raise the minimum wage to $10 an hour and then increase it by a dollar a year over the next two years. Right now, the minimum wage is $7.50 an hour.

This bill has received opposition over how it will affect employees who make their money on tips. If approved, they would make the minimum wage like everyone else. 

The bill now needs approval by the Senate.

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