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Vermont Governor Vetoes Minimum-Wage Bill

Feb. 11, 2020, 3:27 PM

A Vermont bill that proposed increasing the state’s hourly minimum wage was vetoed Feb. 10, 2020, by Gov. Phil Scott (R).

The measure (S. 23) proposed raising the minimum wage to $11.75 from $10.96 on Jan. 1, 2021, and to $12.55 on Jan. 1, 2022.

Scott, in statement, said an analysis showed that a higher minimum wage would lead to job losses, decreased employee hours, and increased costs for goods and services.

To override the veto, a two-thirds majority vote is needed in both legislative chambers, each of which has a Democratic majority.

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