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Vermont minimum wage goes to $8.60 on Jan. 1

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) - Vermont's minimum wage goes up 14 cents an hour, effective New Year's Day, to $8.60 per hour.

That's according to a state law that says the wage will go up each year by either 5 percent or an amount that matches the Consumer Price Index, whichever is less.

The minimum wage for workers in places like hotels and restaurants, who rely on tips for a significant part of their income, goes from $4.10 to $4.17.

Such increases often trigger raises for workers making just above the minimum wage, as well.

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