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Statement by Governor Bill Richardson in the Minimum Wage

March 16, 2007

Governor Bill Richardson issued the following statement tonight following the passage of a minimum wage bill:

This is a great day for working New Mexico families," Governor Bill Richardson said. "Raising the minimum wage is the crown jewel of our legislative agenda. Combined, this wage increase and the $52 million in tax cuts that I signed into law today are a major victory for working New Mexicans.

"I'd like to especially thank Senate President Pro Tem Ben Altamirano for his tireless leadership on this issue for the past two sessions.  And I thank House Speaker Ben Lujan for his willingness to accept a bill that could pass both chambers."

Bill Richardson, Statement by Governor Bill Richardson in the Minimum Wage Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/294962

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