Oregon minimum wage increases Jan. 1

SALEM, Ore. — Oregon's minimum wage goes up 30 cents on Jan. 1 to $8.80 an hour.

The annual inflation increase is the result of an initiative approved in 2002 by voters.

The Oregonian reports (http:is.gd/eHx2zV ) it will mean a pay raise to nearly 145,000 workers in the state.

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