R.I. Senate passes minimum wage increase

THE STATE SENATE approved raising Rhode Island's minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. But many businesses remain opposed. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD
PROVIDENCE – The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $11.50 to $15 per hour over four years. Supporters of the bill, which include Senate President Dominick J. Ruggerio, have said that raising the minimum wage is necessary. Ruggerio previously said that, "even on $15 an hour, it…

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