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Delaware Lawmakers Again Eye Increase in Minimum Wage

Posted: May 02, 2018 4:43 AM Updated:
If approved, minimum wage would increase to $15.00 in Delaware If approved, minimum wage would increase to $15.00 in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) - State lawmakers are taking another look at raising the state's minimum wage after a bill hiking the wage by a dollar over two years was narrowly defeated in the Senate back in March.

The failed legislation would have increased the current minimum wage of $8.25 an hour to $8.75 an hour on Oct. 1, and by another 50 cents next year to $9.25 an hour effective Oct. 1, 2019.

A new bill to be considered by a Senate committee Wednesday keeps those proposals but also extends the proposed wage increases.

The legislation calls for a minimum wage of no less than $9.75 per hour effective Oct 1. 2020, and no less than $10.25 per hour effective Oct. 1, 2021.

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