House Postpones Minimum Wage Veto Override Vote | WAMC

House Postpones Minimum Wage Veto Override Vote

Feb 19, 2020

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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