Assembly Passes Minimum Wage Hike
A bill to raise Nevada's minimum wage passed the Assembly Wednesday in a party-line vote.
The measure seeks to raise the minimum wage to $12 an hour for workers not offered health insurance and $11 an hour for employees who are.
The measure now moves to the state Senate for consideration. Assembly Speaker Jason Frierson says a minimum wage raise would positively impact hundreds of thousands of state residents.
Former Republican Governor Brian Sandoval vetoed a similar bill in 2017.
Frierson said a joint resolution separate of the bill aims to increase the minimum wage and constitutionally remove the two-tiered minimum wage structure.
That measure also passed the Assembly Wednesday.