House Democrats Override Scott's Veto of Minimum Wage Increase
February 25, 2020

MONTPELIER, VT — House Democrats today overrode Governor Scott’s veto of S.23, ensuring that Vermonters will get the raise they both need and deserve. The bill will raise the minimum wage to $12.55 by 2022, after which increases will be tied to inflation. 

After the successful override vote Vermont Democratic Party Chair Terje Anderson gave the following statement:

“I’m thrilled to see this bill overridden by the Democratic Legislature. Supporting working families has always been central to the promise of the Democratic Party, and to that of Vermont. This minimum wage increase will make a real difference for people across the state, enabling Vermonters to enjoy a safe and decent standard of living”.