DeLeo, a Democrat from Winthrop, detailed his proposal in a speech to the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce, according to the Associated Press.
The wage hike would be phased in, according to the AP:
- The minimum wage would jump from $8 an hour to $9 on July 1
- It would go to $10 in 2015
- It would rise again to $10.50 in 2016
The federal minimum wage is currently $7.25 an hour. President Obama has supported a plan to raise that figure to $10.10, and other states are considering raising their own minimum wages.
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