Raising New Mexico’s Minimum Wage

Source:   The Albuquerque Journal

Do you support or oppose raising New Mexico’s minimum wage, currently $7.50 per hour? If so, by how much?

CHANDLER: Yes, ultimately to $12.00/hour, phased in over a reasonable period of time. Workers must be able to earn a living wage to support themselves and their families.

SHIN:  I support modest increases to minimum wage to no more than $9.00 per hour for the 2019-2020 fiscal years.  Minimum wage hikes hurt our state’s Mom & Pops and restaurant owners. It puts teenagers and low skilled workers at a disadvantage, and has the adverse effect of fewer work hours and increased cost of goods. I support incentives such as tax credits for those who choose to pay above minimum wage.