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Posted: Thursday, June 19, 2014 7:00 pm | Updated: 3:41 pm, Fri Jun 20, 2014.

Gov. Susana Martinez and her Democratic opponent are fighting over increasing New Mexico’s minimum wage.

King announced this week that he wants to raise the wage to $10.10 an hour. But Martinez, who vetoed a more modest increase last year, pointed out that King voted against minimum wage increases when he was a lawmaker a quarter century ago.

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2 comments:

  • Jennifer Bizzarro posted at 12:03 pm on Mon, Jun 23, 2014.

    Jennifer_Bizzarro Posts: 481

    But how does King feel about using prisoners as "contract labor" to replace state employees? The current governor allows the dismissal of the lowest paid state workers --the grounds keepers and landscapers-- to be replaced by convicts with no warning to the public or other government workers.

    So, Susana: you may agree to $8.00 per hour but you lay off people with families who make $7.50 an hour and replace them with those who are supposed to be behind bars and pay them pennies.

    Did you learn this while guarding the "Catholic church bingo parking lot?"

     
  • Chris Mechels posted at 7:55 am on Fri, Jun 20, 2014.

    Chris Mechels Posts: 68

    Lacking of course is any reasoned discussion of this issue, from either side.

    If raising the minimum wage had no "side effects", then why stop at $10.10? Why not $20? If fact it does have side effects, and this is part of mix.

    This is just Stupid Politics as usual...

     

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