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Colorado Lawmakers Rally To Show Congress Support Of Fair Minimum Wage Act

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DENVER (CBS4) – Some Colorado state lawmakers rallied on Thursday to show Congress they support the Fair Minimum Wage Act which would raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour.

The lawmakers say there are many myths associated with minimum wage.

“Many people think, ‘Why raise the minimum wage just so that we can pad the pocket of that teenager who’s going to go and spend money?’ said Sen. Rachael Zenzinger, D-Westminster. “Well I need to tell you that nearly 90 percent of minimum wage workers are older than 20, and not only that, the average age of a minimum wage worker is 35.”

Colorado’s minimum wage is $8 an hour — 75 cents higher than the federal requirement.

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