USA Today (02/03/12) Paul Davidson
The number of states that have increased or could increase the minimum wage this year has reached a six-year high. In eight states that index the minimum wage to cost-of-living increases—Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont, and Washington—the minimum wage automatically increased in January. New York and Connecticut are considering legislation that would boost the minimum wage and index further increases to inflation, and legislation that would implement basic wage increases is under consideration in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri, and New Jersey.
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