Big difference in minimum wageStaff writer ▼ | November 5, 2014
Five states had minimum wage on the ballot—Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, Illinois and South Dakota. The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25.
From $8.50 to $10 Increase in minimum wage to benefit 7 million workers
Nebraska will raise minimum wage to $9 by 2016
Illinois will raise minimum wage to $10
South Dakota will raise minimum wage to $8.50
If passed in Alaska, the minimum wage will increase to $9.75 per hour.
The federal minimum wage remains at $7.25. But since President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the national minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, 13 states and the District of Columbia have passed minimum wage increases. That increase will benefit 7 million workers by 2017, according to the White House. ■