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House Votes to Override Veto of Minimum Wage Increase

Republican Gov. Phil Scott vetoed a bill that would increase Vermont's minimum wage earlier this month

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The Vermont House has voted to override Republican Gov. Phil Scott's veto of a bill that would increase the minimum wage.

The vote was 100 to 49 on Tuesday.

The Senate, which has a Democrat majority, voted 24-6 in favor of the veto override earlier this month. The original bill did not pass the Democrat-led House with the two-thirds margin that would be needed to override the governor's veto.

Last week House Speaker Mitzi Johnson said she had postponed the vote because of the number of lawmakers absent. The Senate, which has a Democrat majority, voted 24-6 in favor of the veto override earlier this month.

The original bill did not pass the Democrat-led House with the two-thirds margin that would be needed to override the governor's veto.  

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