Vermont Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Boost But Veto Possible | WAMC

Vermont Lawmakers Approve Minimum Wage Boost But Veto Possible

Jan 31, 2020

The Vermont Legislature has voted to increase the state's minimum wage, but all eyes are now on Republican Gov. Phil Scott to see if he will allow the bill to become law.

The state Senate gave final approval to the bill that will increase the minimum wage to $12.55 an hour by 2022 from the current $10.96.

The increase is less than the $15 some Democratic and Progressive lawmakers had sought.

Scott has expressed reservations about the impact the higher wage would have on rural areas.  In 2018, Scott vetoed a $15 minimum wage bill.

The current bill did not pass the House with a veto-proof majority.

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