CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Workers in 20 states received a pay hike on January 1 when the minimum wage increased, thanks to cost-of-living adjustments and other scheduled increases.
Later in the year, another four states and Washington, D.C. will raise their baseline pay, which means that low-wage workers in almost half the nation could see higher pay next year. Texas was among the states where the minimum wage was not boosted.
The $7.25 minimum wage in the state hasn't grown since 2009. Cost of living has soared nationally since then by 21 percent.
Our question of the day is whether you believe that the minimum wage should be increased? Would it be good for Texas workers and the economy in the state.
We're interested in your opinion on raising the minimum wage. We'll pick some of them to share during our KRIS 6 News at Sunrise on Tuesday morning.