Senate approves RI minimum wage hike

June 12, 2014, 5:33 am
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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The Senate has approved legislation that would raise Rhode Island's minimum wage by $1 an hour.
    
The bill approved Wednesday would increase the minimum wage to $9 beginning in January. An amendment that would have raised the minimum wage to $8.25 an hour instead was defeated.
    
A spokesman for Speaker Nicholas Mattiello says the House plans to pass companion legislation.
    
The proposed House budget includes a provision that would prevent municipalities from setting their own minimum wage standards. That's a reaction to a pending ordinance in Providence to hike the wage to $15 an hour for hotel workers.
    
Mattiello's spokesman says having different rates would pit municipalities against each other and adversely impact the business community overall.

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