House Postpones Minimum Wage Veto Override Vote
The Vermont House is postponing a vote on whether to override Republican Governor Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would increase the minimum wage.
Wednesday was the earliest day that House members could vote on a veto override. WCAX-TV reports House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said she postponed the vote because of the number of absent lawmakers.
Last week, the Senate, which has a Democrat majority, voted 24-6 in favor of an override.
The original bill did not pass the Democrat-led House with the two-thirds margin needed to override the governor's veto.
Scott said raising the minimum wage to $12.55 by 2022 could end up hurting the people it is intended to help.
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