Should Nebraska raise minimum wage?
By: Jenn Hatcher
It's been five years since the federal minimum wage rose to $7.25 an hour.
21 states currently have minimum wage over the federal limit.
State Senator's Steve Lathrop and Jeremy Nordquist, are pushing for Nebraska to do just that.
“At 7.25 and hour, a worker working 40 hours a week, 52 weeks a year, makes about $15,000 annually,” explains Nordquist.
The business and labor committee held a hearing Monday.
More than ten in favor of the bill spoke.
A handful of opponents were also present.