A bill that would have increased the minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 in the Virginia has died in the state Senate. The legislation was killed following a 21-to-19 vote on Monday. Had the bill passed, Virginia’s minimum wage would have increased incrementally to $10 on July first, then to $13 an hour in 2020 and finally to $15 an hour in 2021. Southside State Sen. Bill Stanley was among those voting against the legislation.
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June 19, 2019
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