The state just ran the annual inflation calculation on the minimum wage, and the results are in:
On January 1st, the state's minimum wage will rise 6 whole cents from $9.47 to $9.53/hour.
That's not enough to support yourself anywhere in the state.
But if voters pass Initiative 1433, workers in our state will see a minimum wage of $11.00/hour on January 1, 2017, on the way to $13.50 over four years.
That's an increase of $1.53/hour — or an additional $1.47 for tens of thousands of workers just three months from now.
So do something about it!