New Mexico’s minimum wage is currently just $7.50 an hour.
Sen. Clemente Sanchez has proposes an $8.30 minimum wage, similar to a proposal Republicans used to undermine a larger Democratic-sponsored increase in 2013.
Rep. “Lucky” Varela has proposed a $10.10 minimum wage that is tied to inflation so the minimum wage rises with the cost of living. This proposal is similar to a national minimum wage hike championed by President Obama.
Legislators will consider both bills when the 2015 Legislative session starts in January.