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Santa Fe Soon To Have Nation's Highest Minimum Wage

A New Mexico town will soon have bragging rights to the nation's highest minimum wage.
   (Santa Fe, NM)  --  A New Mexico town will soon have bragging rights to the nation's highest minimum wage.

   Santa Fe's minimum wage will be rising to ten-dollars-29-cents an hour on the first of March.

   Santa Fe's mayor says other cities should follow suit.

   He says the increase from nine-dollars-85-cents an hour makes a big difference for low-income people.
   David Coss says Santa Fe has a low unemployment rate of five percent and insists the increase isn't harming businesses.

   The hike in Santa Fe puts the high desert city ahead of San Francisco.

   The minimum wage in San Francisco stands at ten-dollars-24-cents an hour.

   (Copyright 2012 by VERTEXNews/Newsroom Solutions)
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