Democrats have hammered out their disagreements in efforts to boost the minimum wage.
Here's a look at the share of different working populations that would be earning less than $10.10 by mid-2016 without the proposed wage hike.
A budget surplus takes pressure off the state legislature.
The governor will use his last legislative session to promote the wage hike.
Minimum wage and reforming the state's unemployment insurance system could be up first.
What happens when you raise the minimum wage? Very little, actually.
Gov.-elect Terry McAuliffe will press Republicans on Medicaid expansion.
Politics will dominate as Democrats jockey for position.
The movement to raise the minimum wage has been gaining momentum in states and cities.
It would be higher than that of any of the 50 states.