Governor Signs Minimum Wage Bill
Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie signed the bill to raise the minimum wage into law today. The new law will gradually raise the starting pay from the current $7.25 an hour to $10.10 by 2018. The Governor started the signing ceremony with a bit of humor, beginning his speech at 10:10 am this morning.
The incremental raise goes into effect next year, starting with an increase to $7.75 beginning Jan. 1, 2015.