AP News. KGMI News Reporting
OLYMPIA, Wash. – State and federal lawmakers are pushing for higher minimum wages.
Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen is sponsoring a bill that increases the federal minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
Meanwhile, a Democratic state legislator introduced a bill in Olympia to increase what is already the highest state minimum wage in the nation.
State Representative Jessyn Farrell wants to see it rise to $12.00 an hour.
Washington’s minimum wage is $9.32 an hour and increases with inflation.
The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.