- Associated Press - Monday, July 13, 2015

LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) - Las Cruces officials are reviewing the impact of an ordinance increasing the minimum age since its implementation six months ago.

The Las Cruces Sun-News reports (https://bit.ly/1TuP9ZO) that the Las Cruces City Council will discuss the ordinance in a work session Monday.

The meeting is expected to draw a significant number of people for and against the three-step plan.

Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima says it will be a forum on how it has affected residents directly but councilors are not seeking to change anything.

The city’s minimum wage rose from $7.50 to $8.40 in January.

Two more raises are scheduled to take effect in January 2017 and January 2019.

Supporters say the raise was necessary to help the city’s lowest-paid employees.

Opponents fear it will negatively affect the economy.


The story has been corrected to show the next increases will take effect in 2017 and 2019.


Information from: Las Cruces Sun-News, https://www.lcsun-news.com

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