Senate Weighing Hike In State Minimum Wage

November 19, 2013 6:23 PM
Senate Weighing Hike In State Minimum Wage
" BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Senate is considering raising the state’s minimum wage from $8 per hour to $11 by 2016 and tying subsequent increases to inflation.

The bill, backed by Senate President Therese Murray, would increase the wage for the state’s lowest-paid workers in increments over the next three years.

After 2016, future increases would be linked to the Consumer Price Index for the Northeast.

The state’s minimum wage has not changed since 2008 and isn’t automatically adjusted for inflation "

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