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Denver’s Minimum Wage Could Increase to $13.80 Effective Jan. 1, 2020

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Denver’s Minimum Wage Could Increase to $13.80 Effective Jan. 1, 2020
In 2019, through HB19-1210, the Colorado legislature gave local governments the power to set citywide minimum wages at a higher rate than the statewide minimum wage. Currently, the Colorado statewide minimum wage is $11.20 per hour, set to increase to $12.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2020. No city in Colorado has taken advantage of this rule, but Denver could be the first to do so come January. In September, Mayor Hancock and Councilwoman Kniech proposed a bill to be voted on by Denver’s City Council in November following extensive public engagement beforehand. This bill would increase …