In first partisan showdown, Virginia lawmakers debate minimum wage hike

Nick Iannelli January 16, 2024, 8:26 PM

Just one week into Virginia’s 2024 legislative session, partisan divides have started creeping into debates, as lawmakers consider bills that have Republicans and Democrats on opposite sides of various issues.Among the first bills to draw such partisan debate was legislation that would raise the minimum wage in Virginia, which currently sits at $12 per hour. Under the bill, the minimum wage would increase to $13.50 per hour in 2025, and then rise again to $15 in 2026.