After a three-hour meeting Wednesday afternoon, a bill to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 passed its first House committee hearing. Supporters sharpened, but repeated, their arguments: The bill will recognize the dignity of the essential workers who served Delaware during the COVID-19 pandemic; aid racial and gender justice because the majority of minimum wage earners are women and …
Opponents said the bill needed more work in many areas and would kill the medical marijuana business.
The full House will debate and vote on a bill that would abolish lower pay for youth and for training workers.
Opponents of the bill say it’s dangerous to change the way election laws have to be passed in the General Assembly.