Raising the minimum wage is a top priority for Virginia Democrats this session

 Michael Pope Published January 17, 2024 at 5:00 AM EST

Democrats in the General Assembly are hoping to raise the minimum wage.

The last time Democrats were in control of the General Assembly, they raised the minimum wage to $12 an hour. Now, they want to raise it to $15 an hour. Republican Senator Mark Peake of Lynchburg voted against the bill when it was in committee this week.https://www.wvtf.org/news/2024-01-17/raising-the-minimum-wage-is-a-top-priority-for-virginia-democrats-this-session