Vt. Senate approves minimum wage hike

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MONTPELIER, Vt. (WCAX) The Vermont Senate Thursday passed a minimum wage bill.

It raises the minimum wage to $11.75 next year and $12.55 in 2022. That bill now heads to governor's desk where it awaits an uncertain fate.

Two years ago the governor vetoed a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The bill did not pass with a veto-proof majority.

And in New Hampshire Thursday, the Senate also approved a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10 per hour in 2021 and $12 per hour in 2023.