R.I. House approves $15 minimum wage

THE R.I. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES on Thursday approved legislation for a four-year, incremental increase in state minimum wages, reaching $15 per hour by 2025. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE  - A proposal to increase the state minimum wage to $15 an hour over four years was approved by the House on Thursday. The 57-16 vote on the bill sponsored by Rep. David Bennett, D-Warwick, came after nearly an hour of discussion and several failed amendments, mostly from  Republican lawmakers who voiced concerns with…
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