The rate of minimum wage in the state of Texas is $7.25 an hour. For one local single mother, she says she struggles two days after getting paid. She's barely making it working as a housekeeper getting about 35 hours a week and making $430 every two weeks. For a local restaurant host, she gets by on a strict budget.
President Obama has proposed to raise minimum wage to $10.10 by 2016.
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