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Posted: Friday, February 14, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 12:13 am, Sat Feb 15, 2014.

New Mexico voters would decide in November whether to increase the state’s minimum wage under a measure passed Friday by the state Senate.

However, Senate Joint Resolution 13, sponsored by Sen. Richard Martinez, D-Española, will face a much harder time in the House of Representatives, where the political composition is much closer than it is in the Senate.

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