By Derrick DePledge
The state House Labor and Public Employment Committee on Tuesday tweaked the Senate's version of the minimum wage bill.
Rep. Mark Nakashima, the committee's chairman, said lawmakers amended the draft so the wage would increase to $10.10 an hour by January 2018. The Senate version brought the wage to $10.10 by January 2017.
The committee also swapped in the House position on the tip credit. Business could deduct $1 from the minimum wage on workers who earn at least 250 percent of the poverty level, or about $30,000 a year.
The state's $7.25 an hour minimum wage has not been increase since 2007.