Tag Archives: Minimum Wage

State News
February 27, 2019

Senate passes $15 minimum wage by 2024

By Sen. Alison Clarkson

Poverty has a corrosive effect on our families, our communities and schools, and on our Vermont State Budget. I believe that along with Climate Change, poverty is the biggest challenge we face as a state. Our state budget increases in mental…

State News
April 4, 2018

A preview of things to come?

By Rep. Jim Harrison, R-Bridgewater, Chittenden, Killington & Mendon

With six weeks left on the schedule for the 2018 legislative session, we got a glimpse this past week of the potential stumbling blocks prior to conclusion. With new gun legislation largely behind us (S.55 was…

Local News
January 24, 2018

Legislators give updates on bills

By Evan Johnson

Local business and community leaders came out early Monday morning for a legislative breakfast that featured updates and discussion on bills progressing through the state legislature in Montpelier. Rep. Butch Shaw (R – Rutland 6) said recent bills concerning paid family leave,…

State News
August 16, 2017

Working parents affected most by minimum wage ‘benefits cliff’

By Cyrus Ready-Campbell, VTDigger

Vermonters with incomes near the federal poverty line stand to lose more in benefits than they would gain from an increased minimum wage if they have young children, experts told the Minimum Wage Study Committee on Thursday, Aug. 10.

The Legislature…

Local News
January 4, 2017

Vermont’s minimum wage goes up slightly

Vermont’s minimum wage increased from $9.60 to $10.00 per hour on Jan. 1, 2017, in accordance with legislation signed by Governor Shumlin in June 2014. The tipped-employee minimum wage also increased on Jan. 1 to $5.00 per hour. Vermont’s minimum wage will increase in January…

State News
January 12, 2016

Minimum wage to increase to $9.60 Jan. 1

Vermont’s minimum wage will increase from $9.15 to $9.60 on Jan. 1. The measure is part of legislation that Gov. Peter Shumlin signed to raise the wage each year until it reaches $10.50 in 2018.

The legislation signed in June 2014 raised the minimum wage…

State News
July 29, 2015

Sanders introduces bill for $15-an-hour minimum wage

On July 22 in Washington, D.C, addressing hundreds of low-wage workers who have gone on strike for a living wage, Sen. Bernie Sanders said legislation he introduced that day would raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

“It is a national disgrace that…

Local News
July 14, 2014

Shumlin calls for $10.10 minimum wage by 2017

By Hilary Niles, VTDigger.org updated Wed, Mar 12, 2014 06:18 PM

Vt. is joined by three other New England governors echoing Obama’s call

Gov. Peter Shumlin wants to increase the state’s minimum wage from $8.73 per hour to $10.10 per hour, by 2017. Shumlin’s pitch…