Governor Jared Polis is expected to sign the bill into law.
The regional approach would bake-in wages that are already artificially low in many parts of the country.
Minnesota's appeals court ruled that Minneapolis's $15 minimum wage law is a valid exercise of local power and is not in conflict with state law.
The bill would restore local governments' right to raise the minimum wage above the state’s level.
Illinois is poised to become the fifth state in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage.
Today’s victory is the result of successful organizing by low-wage workers in New Jersey.
Three more states and 18 more cities and counties are slated for raises later in 2019.
$15 is now the benchmark for a strong minimum wage around the country.