Statehouse Video: House committee takes testimony on raising the minimum wage to $15

Last week, the House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs took testimony on S.40, a bill that would give Vermont a $15 minimum wage by 2024. The Joint Fiscal Office forecasts negative consequences for jobs if it passes, and wage increases would occur incrementally each year starting with $11.10 in 2019, then rising to $11.75, $12.50, $13.25, $14.10 and finally $15.00.

Watch last week’s hearings held at the Vermont Statehouse.

S.40 — Minimum Wage (3/28/18)

S.40 — Minimum Wage 3/29/18

S.40 — Minimum Wage 3/30/18