Bay to Bay News: Minimum wage bill released from Delaware Senate committee after lengthy hearing

By Matt Bittle
Bay to Bay News, March 17, 2021

DOVER — The Delaware Senate is set to vote Thursday on legislation raising the state’s minimum wage from $9.25 to $15 in phases, after passing it through committee Wednesday. ...

Forty-four members of the public spoke on the bill in the two-hour Senate Labor Committee meeting, with a majority favoring passage. ...

Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, noted that a federal minimum wage was first enacted during the Great Depression in the 1930s to help spark economic growth.

"We need that same kind of boost again. It’s bad for businesses and communities when workers can’t afford even the basics," she said. ...

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