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      Nevada lawmakers bring back $9 minimum wage in overtime bill

      CARSON CITY (AP) - Nevada lawmakers have revived a proposal to raise the state's minimum wage and ease restrictions that would have made it harder for workers to qualify for overtime pay.

      Assembly members and senators agreed Sunday to restore a provision to SB193 that raises the state's minimum wage to $9 for workers without employer-sponsored health insurance. It's expected to get final approval in the Senate.

      Lawmakers also amended the measure to require overtime pay after 10 hours of work in an 18-hour period, and employees will still be able to collect overtime pay if they work more than 40 hours in a week.

      Democrats have routinely voted against the measure, saying that changing the state's overtime rules would unfairly burden low-wage workers.


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