https://vtdigger.org/2018/05/08/minimum-wage-survives-narrow-vote-house

“Imagine the impact an increase in the cost of fuel, transportation, utilities, food and clothing, would have on the purchasing power of low-income Vermonters,” Rep. Heidi Scheuermann, R-Stowe, told the House.

“Imagine the impact these increases will have on our small retail establishments already struggling to stay competitive with online retailers,” she said.