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4/18/2007 5:27:00 AM
Automatic minimum-wage hike passes House

Journal Gazette

By Niki Kelly, The Journal Gazette

INDIANAPOLIS - The state's minimum wage would automatically rise if Congress increases the federal rate, under a bill approved 75-22 Tuesday by the Indiana House.

House Bill 1027 now goes to the governor for his consideration. It previously raised Indiana's minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.50 an hour by 2008, which conflicted with a bill pending before Congress to raise the minimum wage to $7.25 an hour in increments over the next two years.

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