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A proposal to incrementally raise the minimum wage beginning this October will go up for a public hearing Wednesday. Speaker BJ Cruz encourages residents to attend the hearing on Bill 20, which would raise the minimum wage to $9.20 an hour by October and $10.10 an hour the following year. Board chair Bobby Shringi said the Chamber of Commerce will be in attendance.

"It is a resolve of the government to pursue the minimum wage increase, then let's look at what's palatable, what's not going to create the most adverse impact to any small business, because that's what we're looking at, the small businesses," he shared.

Senator Jim Espaldon has also introduced an alternative approach that would raise the minimum wage to $9.20 by January of next year. The hearing begins at 9AM, 2PM, and 6PM.

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