WAMU: $15 Minimum Wage Bill Passes Virginia House

By Ally Schweitzer
WAMU, Feb 11 2020

The Virginia House of Delegates has approved a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2025. Legislation sponsored by Del. Jeion Ward (D-Hampton) passed the chamber 55-45 Tuesday. ...

The Virginia Interfaith Center, progressive groups and the organization Business for a Fair Minimum Wage applauded the bill’s passage.

“Raising the minimum wage will boost the consumer spending that businesses need to survive and thrive,” said Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage in a statement. “Today, lawmakers stood up for the economic well-being of every community across Virginia.”

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