If memory serves, this is a far more modest proposal than in recent years. SB 10 provides for a 50 cent increase each year for the next four years, and then, post-2020, ties minimum wage increases to Social Security Cost-of-Living increases.
My first reaction was disappointment at the relatively modest proposal. Why? Because if you aim low you end up lower. However, what if Sen. Marshall has already talked to Gov.-Elect Carney and Carney has signaled that he would support this? If that’s the case, I’m totally on board.
In other words, it’s time to let Gov. Carney (inauguration is Tuesday) know that we expect him to reflect the concerns of the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party. Hey, maybe it’ll even have an impact on that Special Election…a Democratic candidate supporting a minimum wage increase in Delaware. Time to make that the rule, not the exception.