State and Federal lawmakers push for higher minimum wage

State and Federal lawmakers push for higher minimum wage


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.

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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.

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Washington’s minimum wage is $9.32 an hour and increases with inflation.

The federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.


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