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Rhode Island Governor Signs $15 Minimum Wage Measure into Law

May 20, 2021, 4:43 PM

Rhode Island will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025 under legislation that Gov. Dan McKee signed Thursday.

The measure puts Rhode Island in the company of its New England neighbors Connecticut and Massachusetts, which previously passed minimum wage increases and are set to reach $15 minimums in 2023.

“Raising the minimum wage will benefit thousands of workers, and we need this progress now more than ever,” McKee said at a bill-signing ceremony. “The boost in wages will go back into our local community, supporting small businesses in all of the 39 cities and towns that we ...