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Del. Minimum Wage Bill Being Revisited

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FENWICK ISLAND, Del.- Currently, the minimum wage in Delaware is $7.25 an hour.

"People cannot live on minimum wage what they're getting paid," John Sauter said.

But that could change. The Delaware House Economic Development Committee will be hearing Senate Bill 6 Tuesday. The bill would increase the minimum wage to $7.775 this summer and then up to $8.25 in January.

Some business owners are reluctant of the change because they say it would force them to raise prices, but Sauter a business owner himself says it's necessary.

"I don't think it's gonna hurt small business the way that everybody says it is, most employers are paying their paying more than that anyway," he said.

Senate Bill 6 failed to make it out of committee last year when it was proposed. Selena Fink says now is the time to raise the wage and people shouldn't be against the increase.

"It's only a dollar more an hour," she said. "It's only a dollar some, I could see them saying no if it was 11 something but if it's only a dollar more then I think it's ok and will encourage people to go out and work."

The House Economic Development Committee will hear Senate Bill 6 at Legislative Hall at 12:30p.m. in Dover Tuesday.

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