Minimum Wage May Increase in Some States

State legislators in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois and elsewhere are pushing to raise the minimum wage above the federal level in their own states, arguing that $7.25 an hour is too meager for anyone to live on. Voters in Missouri may be asked to vote on a minimum wage referendum in November. These moves are giving momentum to an effort to persuade Congress to embrace a higher national minimum wage.
April 10, 2012

State legislators in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Illinois and elsewhere are pushing to raise the minimum wage above the federal level in their own states, arguing that $7.25 an hour is too meager for anyone to live on. Voters in Missouri may be asked to vote on a minimum wage referendum in November. These moves are giving momentum to an effort to persuade Congress to embrace a higher national minimum wage.

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