Minimum wage in Santa Fe increases

The hourly minimum wage in Santa Fe is increasing by 30 cents next month. KRQE reports that this is happening under the Santa Fe Living Wage Ordinance. Making minimum wage increase from $11.80 to $12.10. The increase is based on the consumer price index which rose 2.6 percent from last year. The city enacted a living wage in 2007 to ensure that worker’s pay keeps up with inflation. Which makes Santa Fe’s minimum wage the highest in New Mexico. The increase goes into effect on March 1.