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San Agustin introduces bill to raise the minimum wage

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A bill to raise the minimum wage in two increments has been introduced by Sen. Joe San Agustin and nine co-sponsors.

The measure proposes a 50-cent increase to $8.75 by March of next year, and another 50-cents to $9.25 by March 2021.

In a news release, San Agustin said the "unfortunate reality is that many of our families live in poverty. A dollar raise over two years is a small step but it may make a difference in the lives of so many."

The co-sponsors are Sens. Regine Biscoe Lee, Jose Terlaje, Clynt Ridgell, Kelly Marsh Taitano, Sabina Perez, Therese Terlaje, Amanda Shelton, Vice Speaker Telena Nelson and Speaker Tina Barnes.

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