Report: Virginia Senator wants to increase minimum wage by $2

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By Elizabeth Harrington, WDBJ7 reporter


The cost of living keeps going up – and for minimum wage workers, it’s tough to make ends meet.

Now, one Virginia lawmaker wants to change that. Sen. Jim Webb is co-sponsoring legislation to raise the federal minimum wage by two dollars.

Right now, minimum wage is $7.25/ hour. That equals a yearly salary of $15,080.

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