By Payroll and Entitlements Editorial Staff
The Vermont General Assembly voted to override Governor Phil Scott’s veto of legislation that originally proposed to increase the state minimum wage to $15 an hour by January 2024.
The Vermont House on February 25 overruled the Governor’s veto of S. 23 by a vote of 100 to 49. A two-thirds vote of 100 was required. Earlier, on February 13, the Senate voted to pass the measure over the Governor’s veto by a vote of 24 to 6.
Under Senate Bill 23, as amended, the minimum wage will increase to $11.75 in 2021 and $12.55 in 2022 and then ties to inflation in future years. The state minimum wage is currently $10.96 per hour.
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