RAISE MINIMUM WAGE, FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE AND SALES TAX HOLIDAY

By Bob Katzen

House 119-24, Senate 30-8, approved a bill that over five years would hike the minimum wage from $11 to $15, increase the wage for tipped workers from $3.75 to $6.75 and phase out over five years extra pay for employees who work on Sundays and holidays; institute a permanent sales tax holiday on a weekend every August; and establish a $1 billion family and medical leave program funded by a payroll tax paid for by both employers and employees.

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