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By: Isabella Basco
KMTV Omaha (CBS 3), Oct 14, 2022

If you're earning minimum wage, you could see more money in your pocket by 2026. A Nebraska ballot initiative would gradually raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by then.

While hundreds of business owners and executives support the measure, that's not the case for everyone.

Amelia Rosser owns Sheelytown Market, which is an Omaha plant nursery. She also cares for her employees the way she cares for the greenery.

"My business would only be right if I'm profitable and I'm paying people right and I'm taking care of my people," Rosser said.

When the business opened, she started paying her staff a starting wage of $15 an hour. It goes up, depending on the experience and time staff puts in. It's a measure that employee Holly Lukasiewicz is thankful for.

"Right off the bat, made me feel more valued for what I would be bringing to a work community," Lukesiewicz said. ...

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