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W.Va. House to vote on first minimum wage increase since 2008
Reported by: Associated Press
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 3:13 AM EST
The West Virginia House of Delegates is set to vote on a proposal to increase the minimum wage by $1.50 by 2016.
The House is scheduled to vote on the bill Wednesday.
West Virginia's minimum wage matches the federal standard.
A counterpart Senate bill has at least one more committee stop. The Senate version would bump the minimum wage to $7.85 per hour in July 2014, and $8.25 the following July. Afterward, the rate would increase each year based on the Consumer Price Index.
Lawmakers in at least 30 state legislatures have introduced minimum wage increases.