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Nevada to vote on minimum wage raise

by Madeleine Baran

Oct. 20, 2004 – Nevada residents will vote November 2 on a state constitutional amendment to raise the minimum wage to $6.15 an hour for employers who do not provide health benefits.

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However, even if the measure succeeds, it would not take effect until voters approve the measure again at a general election in two years. Workers would not see a pay increase until January 2007 at the earliest.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that about 100,000 Nevada workers earn less than $6.15 an hour, and 51,000 earn $5.15 – the federal minimum wage. Advocates for low-income people say the minimum wage is not enough to keep single people or families out of poverty.

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