Raising tipped minimum divides business owners

TIPPING POINT: Deb Norman, center, owner of Rue De L'Espoir, with employees Casandra Robinson, left, and Alycyn Bouckaert. Norman thinks the the tipped minimum wage should be raised by a dollar a year for at least three years. / PBN PHOTO/ JAIME LOWE
TIPPING POINT: Deb Norman, center, owner of Rue De L'Espoir, with employees Casandra Robinson, left, and Alycyn Bouckaert. Norman thinks the the tipped minimum wage should be raised by a dollar a year for at least three years. / PBN PHOTO/ JAIME LOWE
Rhode Island business owners are divided over whether or not the $2.89 tipped minimum wage should be raised. The issue is before the General Assembly in the forms of companion Senate and House bills sponsored by numerous legislators, with Sen. Gayle Goldin, D-Providence, and Rep. Aaron Regunberg, D-Providence, leading the move for an increase. The…

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