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Committee to Consider Raising D.C. Minimum Wage

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A D.C. Council committee will consider a bill that would raise the city's minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the highest in the nation, by 2016.
   
Monday's committee vote could send the bill to the full council for an initial vote as early as December.
   
The bill combines elements of several proposals to raise the city's minimum wage. They were introduced following high-profile debate over legislation that would have required Wal-Mart and other large retailers to pay their employees at least $12.50 an hour. Mayor Vincent Gray vetoed that bill.
   
Gray favors a minimum wage increase, but he hasn't committed to an amount and wants to hire a consultant to study the issue.
   
The bill would not raise the minimum wage for restaurant workers who rely on tips.

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