Proposal to let voters decide on raising minimum wage in Colorado fails in House

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DENVER -- There was a setback Tuesday at the state Capitol for supporters of raising the minimum wage in Colorado.

A proposal to let voters decide on a gradual statewide increase failed in the House.

It would have pushed the rate up to $12.50 an hour by 2020. Right now the minimum wage in Colorado is $8.23 per hour. The federal minimum wage is $7.25.