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Delaware Lawmakers Eye Increase in Minimum Wage

Posted: Mar 13, 2018 7:51 AM Updated:

DOVER, Del. (AP)- Delaware lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to increase the state's minimum wage.

A bill to be voted on by the state Senate on Tuesday would increase the current minimum wage of $8.25 an hour to $8.75 an hour on Oct. 1.

The wage would then increase another 50 cents next year to $9.25 an hour effective Oct. 1, 2019.

Supporters say the higher wage will stimulate the economy and help low-income families.

Opponents counter that it will lead to higher prices that will negatively affect low-wage earners and result in fewer hires.

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