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State Senator Calls for Increase in Minimum Wage

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One Nebraska State Senatorhas plans to propose an increase in the state's minimum wage during the nextlegislative session.

Senator Jeremy Nordquistof Omaha says he will introduce a bill to raise the rate from its current $7.25an hour.

Nordquist and fiveother lawmakers also released statements calling on the federal government toincrease its minimum wage.

The announcement ispart of a series of actions taking place around the nation Wednesday, markingthe fourth anniversary of the last minimum wage increase.

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