Legislative Committee Approve Measure to Increase Indiana Minimum Wage

Minimum wage workers in Indiana could be in for a raise.

A legislative committee Wednesday approved a measure that would raise the state's minimum wage to $7.50 an hour.

Right now, the minimum wage is $5.15.

Supporters of the increase say it would help Indiana’s lowest paid workers.

But critics are worried about small businesses and say a minimum wage increase would not reduce poverty.

Roughly 1.8 million Hoosiers earn minimum wage or less.

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