State Senator Calls for Increase in Minimum Wage


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.