DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware lawmakers are eyeing a proposal to increase the state’s minimum wage.
Legislation pending in the Senate would increase the current minimum wage of $8.25 an hour to $8.75 an hour on Oct. 1. The wage would then increase another 50 cents next year to $9.25 an hour effective Oct. 1, 2019.
The Senate was scheduled to vote on the bill Tuesday, but the measure was pulled from the agenda and postponed for a possible vote on Thursday.
Supporters say the higher wage will stimulate the economy and help low-income families.
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Opponents counter that it will lead to higher prices that will negatively affect low-wage earners and result in fewer hires.