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Boulder city, county leaders, restaurateurs prefer regional minimum wage hike Organic farmers, cannabis industry other possible impacts

By SAM LOUNSBERRY February 10, 2020 Boulder City Council last month made it a priority to raise the minimum wage within city limits, and at the council’s meeting with Boulder County Commissioners on Monday, leaders said a regional increase offers advantages to municipal action. While the minimum wage in the state rose for 2020 to $12 an hour, and $8.98 an hour for tipped employees, a Colorado law passed last year allows local governments to further hike the minimum wages. But it also limited how many minimum wage increases can take place across the state. No more than 10% of local governments can enact minimum wage laws, meaning that once ...

Colorado’s Minimum Wage Laws Are Changing

By Colorado Student Media Network December 5, 2019 This article was originally published in the CU Independent. The author, Hannah Metzger, can be reached at Hannah.metzger@colorado.edu. “Imagine the society we could build if people weren’t always stressed about making ends meet,” said Carlos Álvarez-Aranyos, managing partner of Boulder Transport. That’s the kind of society some residents hope to achieve by increasing Boulder’s minimum wage. House Bill 1210, signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis in May, allows Colorado cities and counties to set their own minimum wages starting in 2020. The minimum wage in Colorado currently ...