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Tip credit stymies accord on raise

An agreement made on increasing the lowest amount paid to workers is mired as a state senator objects

By Derrick DePledge

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 20, 2014

~~<p>State House and Senate leaders have reached an understanding on raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expanding a tip credit to 75 cents, but an influential state senator wants a debate over the tip credit before signing off on the agreement.</p>
<p>Senate President Donna Mercado Kim and Sen. David Ige, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, met privately on Friday with House Speaker Joseph Souki and House Majority Leader Scott Saiki to discuss a minimum wage deal.</p>
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State House and Senate leaders have reached an understanding on raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expanding a tip credit to 75 cents, but an influential state senator wants a debate over the tip credit before signing off on the agreement.

Senate President Donna Mercado Kim and Sen. David Ige, the chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, met privately on Friday with House Speaker Joseph Souki and House Majority Leader Scott Saiki to discuss a minimum wage deal. Login for more...



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