By Lisa Rathke
Vermont’s minimum wage will increase to $12.55 an hour by 2022 after the Democrat-led House voted Tuesday to override the Republican governor’s veto of the bill.
The vote was 100-49. Since the Senate voted 24-6 this month in favor of the override, the House’s action means the minimum wage increase from the current $10.96 is now law, according to Rebecca Kelley, the governor’s spokeswoman. It takes effect July 1.
“Today’s vote reaffirms the legislature’s commitment to Vermont’s working families,” said House Speaker, Mitzi Johnson, a Democrat from South Hero, in a written statement. “A wage increase will be instrumental in improving the lives of Vermonters.”