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Colorado minimum wage rises to $9.30 under ballot measure

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Posted at 12:41 PM, Jan 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-01 14:41:02-05

DENVER (AP) -- Minimum-wage workers in Colorado are getting a raise in the new year.

Under a measure approved by voters in November's election, the state's minimum wage rose to $9.30 an hour starting Sunday, up by about a dollar from last year.

It will continue to increase by 90 cents each year until it reaches $12 an hour in January 2020.

Colorado is one of 19 states increasing its minimum wage in 2017. Massachusetts and Washington have the highest new minimum wages in the country at $11 an hour.

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