New York will raise its minimum wage 75 cents on Jan. 1, to $8 an hour.
Thirteen states will raise their minimum hourly wages on Jan. 1, with New York making the biggest change.
New York will raise its minimum wage 75 cents to $8 an hour, benefiting an estimated 293,000 workers. Overall, an estimated 1.4 million workers in the 13 states will get a raise, according to the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal-leaning Washington think tank.
Washington state will have the highest minimum wage in the country when its 13-cent increase brings it to $9.32. Oregon won't be far behind, with a 15-cent increase to $9.10 an hour. ...