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7 states see minimum wage increases

7 states see minimum wage increases
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POSTED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 8:55pm

UPDATED: Friday, December 31, 2010 - 9:28pm

People on minimum wage in some states have bit more to be happy about when the new year begins.

Starting Saturday, the minimum wage pay will be going up in seven states, including: Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Ohio, Oregon, Vermont and Washington.

Minimum wage earners will see an increase of 9 to 12 cents an hour on their checks.

Advocates for low wage earners say that the increase is necessary to make up for hte rise in the cost of living.

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