Minimum wage increase
This bill died -- at least for the 2007 session -- when it did not get a third reading in the House.
The original House bill would increase the state’s minimum wage for large employers to $6.75 on Aug. 1 2007 and $7.75 one year later. For smaller employers, the rates would be $5.75 and $6.75. The current minimum wage was increased to $6.15 per hour for large employers Aug. 1, 2005; $5.25 per hour for smaller ones.
Future increases would be indexed to the Consumer Price Index as of Nov. 1 each year and increased the following Jan. 1, based on the percentage index change.