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Virginia Lawmakers OK Minimum Wage Hikes to $12 Per Hour (1)

March 9, 2020, 4:22 PMUpdated: March 9, 2020, 5:22 PM

Virginia is on the verge of increasing its minimum wage rate by more than $2 an hour.

Lawmakers gave final approval Sunday to a bill (H.B. 395) that would increase the rate to $9.50 an hour next year and gradually increase it to $12 an hour in 2023. The measure headed to Gov. Ralph Northam (D) also provides for a vote in 2024 that could trigger additional boosts that would bring the base rate to $15 an hour in 2026.

Virginia’s minimum wage currently matches the federal minimum of $7.25 per hour.

Northam has long advocated for raising...

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