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Follow VPR's statehouse coverage, featuring Pete Hirschfeld and Bob Kinzel in our Statehouse Bureau in Montpelier.

The Debate Over How The Minimum Wage Bill Would Impact The State

The minimum wage bill passed by the legislature would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. The current minimum wage is $10.50 an hour.
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The minimum wage bill passed by the legislature would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. The current minimum wage is $10.50 an hour.

The Vermont legislature has passed a bill that would raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. But Gov. Scott has opposed the legislation and it's a target for a veto. We're talking about what's in the bill and the debate over how it would impact the state's businesses and low-income workers.

We're joined by Rep. Sarah Copeland-Hanzas (D-Bradford) and House Minority Leader Don Turner (R-Milton).

Broadcast live on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.

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