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Lawmakers push to increase minimum wage

January 16, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A coalition of lawmakers is pushing to increase Nebraska's minimum wage to $9 an hour by 2017.

The measure was introduced on Thursday by state Sen. Jeremy Nordquist of Omaha and 14 other lawmakers.

President Barack Obama and congressional Democrats are pushing legislation this year to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour over two years.

Nebraska's current minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, which matches the federal minimum. The rate that was last set in July 2009. It's the same as neighboring Iowa, South Dakota and Kansas, but lower than Colorado's $8 per hour wage. Wyoming's state minimum wage is $5.15

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