Last week, the Vermont state legislature formally overrode a veto by Governor Phil Scott of legislation mandating another increase in the state minimum wage to over $12 per hour by 2022. The legislation, which is now law, provides for increasing the minimum wage from $10.96 to $11.75 next year and then to $12.55 by 2022. In subsequent years, it will continue to adjust annually with the Consumer Price Index (CPI). In his veto message dated February 10, Governor Scott expressed his concern over the economic impact the mandated increase would have on businesses in the Green Mountain state and went so far as to predict that it will lead to job losses in many of the rural areas of the state. Notwithstanding, democratic legislative leaders were successful in flipping a number of opponents to supporting the override. The bill originally passed the House at the end of last month by a vote of 93-54, 7 short of the minimum to override. Last week, the override motion prevailed in the House, 100-49 and in the Senate by a vote of 24-6.