Delaware State News: House passes $15 minimum wage, sends bill to governor

By Matt Bittle
Delaware State News, June 17, 2021

DOVER — Legislation to raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 is now before Gov. John Carney. ... Senate Bill 15 would start by increasing the wage to $10.50 in 2022, followed by $11.75 in 2023 and $13.25 in 2024 before hitting $15 in 2025. ...

“Raising Delaware’s minimum wage will boost the economy and help businesses and communities thrive,” Alissa Barron-Menza, vice president of Business for a Fair Minimum Wage, said in a statement. “Minimum wage increases go right back into the economy as workers can afford to buy more at local businesses. And businesses raising wages will benefit from lower employee turnover and increased productivity and customer satisfaction.”

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