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Bill would create $15 minimum wage for city workers

March 6, 2019

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A group of Providence lawmakers have introduced legislation that would require a $15 minimum wage for Providence city workers.

The bill is co-sponsored by Democratic Reps. Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Moira Walsh, Anastasia Williams, Chris Blazejewski and Edith Ajello. WPRI-TV reports the legislation adds a provision to the state’s minimum wage law that would require Providence to start paying employees $15 per hour beginning Jan. 1, 2020.

A spokesperson for Democratic Mayor Jorge Elorza says his administration is reviewing the legislation.

Rhode Island’s current minimum wage is $10.50.

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Information from: WPRI-TV, http://www.wpri.com