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Democrats propose raising NM minimum wage to $8.50

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic lawmakers are pushing to increase New Mexico's minimum wage to $8.50 an hour, one of the highest rates in the country, and allow voters to decide whether the rate should be adjusted annually for inflation. The proposals are part of the Democratic agenda for the 60-day legislative session, but the measures face strong opposition from business groups. "For...