New Mexicans are Worth More: Raising the State’s Minimum Wage

This report makes the case for raising the minimum wage in New Mexico, which is currently $7.50. The report includes various demographics of the state’s low-wage workforce. It also demonstrates how a wage increase benefits small businesses and the economy. The report’s policy proposals include raising the state minimum wage to $10 in 2020 with incremental increases until it is $12 by 2022, and still allowing municipalities to enact minimum wage laws that reflect the desires of their community as long as they meet the state minimum.