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Local lawyer is trying to get a $15 minimum wage on the ballot.

The state’s minimum wage would increase from its current $8.46 to $10 an hour in 2021, and increase by $1 each year until it hits $15 an hour in 2026. California, Massachusetts, New York, and the District of Columbia already currently have $15 minimum wage laws, along with Maryland, New Jersey and Illinois scheduled to increase minimum wage.

With a full-time schedule, a person making $7.25 an hour would earn only $15,080 per year in salary, while a person working full-time on a $15 hourly wage would earn $31,200. That is a HUGE boost!