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Las Cruces City Council Votes to Increase Minimum Wage in a 4-3 Vote



Las Cruces City Council voted yesterday to increase minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by January, 2017. The Las Cruces Sun-News reports the new measure would implement a minimum wage increase in phases, with increases to $8.40 per hour in 2015, $9.20 per hour in 2016 and, ultimately, $10.10 per hour in 2017. However, the issue remains unsettled as the vote taken yesterday is in conflict with a vote taken earlier this summer by the same council to increase the minimum wage to $8.50 per hour by January, 2017. Stay tuned…

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