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Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/89/Peter_Shumlin_2012.jpg">Community College of Vermont</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin. Photo: Community College of Vermont, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Vermont House bucks Shumlin, speeds wage hike

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) The Vermont House is bucking the wishes of Gov. Peter Shumlin by calling for an increase in the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour starting in January, rather than 2017.

The House gave the bill preliminary approval on Tuesday after voting against an amendment to bring about the slower wage increase.

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If the bill to go to $10.10 in January becomes law, it would make Vermont the first state in the country to break the $10 mark in its minimum wage. The bill is up for final approval in the House on Wednesday and still must pass the Senate before going to the governor.

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