The Line: New Mexico’s Minimum Wage Will Increase Starting in 2020

Line Minimum Wage Increase

April 4, 2019 – This week, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham signed into law the first statewide minimum wage increase in more than a decade. The current rate, $7.50 an hour, will go up to $9.00 an hour starting in January of 2020 and is set to rise each year until it reaches the $12 an hour the governor promised on the campaign trail.  Gene Grant and the Line opinion panelists look at the economic impact of the rising minimum wage.

Line Panelists:
Justine Fox-Young, former NM state representative
Tom Garrity, the Garrity Group PR
Giovanna Rossi, president, Collective Action Strategies; host, “The Well Woman Show” (KUNM)
Harry Van Buren, professor in the UNM Anderson School of Management

For Further Reading:

Governor signs off on first statewide minimum wage increase in a decade

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