New Yorkers say, “Show Me The Money!” 80 percent of New York voters are pushing minimum wage to pay $8.50 an hour - or, as I like to call it... 8 Dollars and Curtis Jackson.  See what I did there?!  The governor supports the increase but it’s not likely to pass this year.

Here are the current minimum wages by state, according to the “List Of U.S. Minimum Wages” on Wikipedia:

Alabama: $7.25

Alaska: $7.75

Arizona: $7.65

Arkansas: $6.25 (ouch)

California: $8.00

Colorado: $7.64

Connecticut: $8.25

Delaware: $7.25

Florida: $7.67

Georgia: $5.15 (double ouch)

Hawaii: $7.25

Idaho: $7.25

Illinois: $8.25

Indiana: $7.25

Iowa: $7.25

Kansas: $7.25

Kentucky: $7.25

Louisiana: $7.25

Maine: $7.50

Maryland: $7.25

Massachusetts: $8.00

Michigan: $7.40

Minnesota: $7.25

Mississippi: $7.25

Missouri: $7.25

Montana: $7.65

Nebraska: $7.25

Nevada: $8.25

New Hampshire: $7.25

New Jersey: $7.25

New Mexico: $7.50

New York: $7.25

North Carolina: $7.25

North Dakota: $7.25

Ohio: $7.70

Oklahoma: $7.25

Oregon: $8.80 (BALLIN!)

Pennsylvania: $7.25

Rhode Island: $7.40

South Carolina: $7.25

South Dakota: $7.25

Tennessee: $7.25

Texas: $7.25

Utah: $7.25

Vermont:$8.46

Virginia: $7.25

Washington: $9.04 (Ok, I’m moving)

West Virginia: $7.25

Wisconsin: $7.25

Wyoming: $5.15 (triple ouch)

Honorable Mentions:

Washington DC: $8.25

Puerto Rico: $4.10