RICHMOND, Va.—Tomorrow, Virginia’s minimum wage rises to $9.50 per hour thanks to legislation from the 2020 Regular Session (HB 395), which Delegate Jeion Ward introduced and the House Democratic Caucus championed as a Caucus priority. The Commonwealth’s minimum hourly wage is currently $7.25 and was last increased 12 years ago.
House Democratic Majority Leader Charniele Herring and House Democratic Caucus Chair Rip Sullivan released the following statement in response:
“We celebrate as Virginians across the Commonwealth will receive well-deserved raises for the first time in more than a decade. This is yet another example of how the House Democrats have improved Virginians’ lives. We will continue working to build a better Virginia for every working person in the Commonwealth.”