Youngkin vetoes Democ­rats’ pro­posed min­i­mum wage increase

Youngkin vetoes Democrats’ proposed minimum wage increase

(The Cen­ter Square) – Gov. Glenn Youngkin vetoed bills Thurs­day that would have raised Virginia’s min­i­mum wage to $13.50 per hour in 2025 and $15 in 2026. 
The com­pan­ion bills were among the first to be pre­filed by Gen­er­al Assem­bly Democ­rats, indi­cat­ing their sta­tus as high-pri­or­i­ty leg­is­la­tion. 
“Suc­cess­ful states rec­og­nize that the gov­ern­ment does not need to set labor prices,” the gov­er­nor wrote in his veto state­ment. “The free mar­ket for salaries and wages works. It oper­ates dynam­i­cal­ly, resp …