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Vermont Senate overrides governor's minimum wage veto

WNYT Staff
Created: February 14, 2020 06:38 AM

The Vermont Senate has overridden Governor Scott’s veto of a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage over the next two years.    

The senate voted 24 to 6 in favor of the veto override on Thursday.    

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It's unclear when the house will vote on the bill.     

The original minimum wage bill did not pass the house with the two-thirds margin that would be needed to override the governor's veto.    

Proponents say the increase will benefit 40,000 low-income families.


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