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New Mexico Democrats at odds over minimum wage hike

New Mexico Democrats at odds over minimum wage hike

The Associated Press
March 14, 2019 03:31 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - The New Mexico state Senate has rejected a minimum wage proposal approved by the House of Representatives that would gradually raise base pay to $12 an hour.

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The Senate on Thursday appointed members of a conference committee in an effort to resolve a stalemate with House lawmakers. Democrats hold majorities in both chambers.

Democratic Sen. Clemente Sanchez of Grants say the House-approved version of his bill asks too much of businesses by raising the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022 and tying future increases to inflation.

The Senate has agreed to step up the hourly minimum wage to $11 without future adjustments.

Sanchez will represent the Senate in conference committee negotiations, along with Democratic Sen. John Arthur Smith of Deming and GOP Sen. James White of Albuquerque.

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