$15 Dollar Minimum Wage, Plastic Straw And Bag Ban


Next Monday the Newark City Council is set to discuss banning plastic straws in the city. If the Conservation Advisory Commission gets its way you’ll be strawless in the city limits.

At the same time that the city council deals with that important issue, the state Senate will be looking at raising the states minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The state bill introduced by a newly elected Democrat Senator from Wilmington aims to raise Delaware’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024. Darius Brown’s bill will be discussed at a committee hearing next week.

During this latest legislative session, members of the legislature worked tirelessly to pass a bill that would ban the use of most single-use plastic bags in the state if signed by the governor.

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