• Shumlin calls for wage increase
    March 10,2014
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    The Associated Press

    MONTPELIER -- Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin is calling for lawmakers to incrementally raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017.

    Shumlin, speaking Monday at Bear Pond Books in Montpelier, said the increase would ensure all Vermonters enjoy a piece of the economic recovery.

    Shumlin said the state Legislature's leadership agreed with his proposal and would be working on the details of a bill.

    Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama spotlighted minimum wage increases during a rally in Connecticut. Shumlin attended, joining the governors from Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

    Vermont's current minimum wage is $8.73. The federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour.
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