WASHINGTON (AP) — A D.C. Council committee has unanimously approved a bill that would raise the city’s minimum wage to $11.50 an hour, one of the nation’s highest, by 2015.
The committee voted 6-0 Monday to send the bill to the full council, which could take the first of two votes as early as December.READ MORE: Video Shows Baltimore County Man Elias Costianes In Senate Elevator, Chambers During Capitol Riot
Councilmember Vincent Orange says he believes he has a veto-proof majority of nine of the 13 councilmembers backing his minimum wage proposal.READ MORE: Baltimore Fifth Grader Wins National Competition Asking Contestants To Give Economic Advice To President Joe Biden
Mayor Vincent Gray has told the council he would support increasing the minimum wage to $10 an hour from its current $8.25. He’s concerned that a larger increase would hurt the job market, and he’s planning to hire a consultant to study the issue.
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