State Senate Passes Minimum Wage Increase

Alaskans at the lowest pay levels will get a raise if a bill that passed the Senate today gets through the House and is signed by the governor. A measure by Anchorage Democrat Bill Wielokowski would raise the minimum wage on July 24th to match the federal rate of seven dollars and twenty five cents an hour and it would get another fifty cent increase on January 1st to seven-seventy-five an hour.

Dave Donaldson, APRN – Juneau

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