The minimum wage hike is being considered as a way to help the state’s lowest paid workers.
Kristin Baquiro spent part of the afternoon going door to door in Kaimuki.
Baquiro had her resume in hand, and was collecting applications to find a part time job.
She already works as a veterinarian technician, but it is not enough to support her family.
"It is a struggle. I have to have at least two or three jobs," said Baquiro.
She was happy to hear lawmakers are considering raising the minimum wage to $8.75.
"That would be amazing It would be a big help because I really work hard, "said Baquiro.
The labor department says there are about 15,000 workers in Hawaii who make minimum wage or less.
The average salary of someone making $7.25 an hour is about $15,000 a year.
The $1.50 raise would be the first since 2007