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The rate per hour that Hawaii could raise its minimum wage to by 2028, which, if signed by the governor, would become the highest in the nation. Currently, the state’s minimum wage is $10.10 an hour; the legislation would raise the rate in increments over the next several years, starting by increasing it to $12 an hour on Oct. 1. A study found that 42 percent of Hawaii households struggle to make ends meet.

(Associated Press — May 4, 2022)
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