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House Approves Minimum Wage Increase for Massachusetts

The bill would raise the minimum wage from $8 to $11 per hour by 2017.

The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday approved a bill to raise the state's minimum wage of $8 per hour to $11 per hour by 2017, NECN reported

Under Senate Bill 2195, the state's minimum wage would increase to $9 per hour by Jan. 1, 2015, then to $10 per hour by January 206 and $11 an hour in January 2017, according to NECN.

The political action group “Raise Up Massachusetts” has petitioned residents to raise the minimum wage, and the bill is expected to go to Gov. Deval Patrick

For more, head over to NECN >>

Carrie June 19, 2014 at 08:22 PM
So let's see how this will effect those of us on social security. I guess we won't be able to afford to eat out or have a lot of money to buy things in Mass because everything will go up in price now. Of course there is always NH.
Paige Edwards Sullivan June 20, 2014 at 01:19 AM
we have to stop letting these 'organizations' bull doze over the citizens - they say they 'represent' the people but they only represent their best interests. This will do nothing but hurt the economy further. Duval Patrick should veto
Angelo June 20, 2014 at 10:18 AM
Deval Patrick veto something that benefits his main constituents? Not in a million years...
Bill. S June 20, 2014 at 11:48 AM
"Main constituents" I need to remember that one.
Frank Mulligan June 30, 2014 at 06:58 PM
Bil LIFE will change. You'll just halfta pay or RUN the STORE for yourself. YOU"RE the 1 who's going to HURT. NOTHING is CHEAP.

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