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Thursday, May 30, 2013

House Sends Minimum Wage Hike to Malloy’s Desk

By Keith M. Phaneuf


The state House of Representatives late tonight sent a measure boosting Connecticut’s minimum wage by 45 cents next January to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s desk.

The Democrat-controlled House passed the bill 89-53 in a vote largely along party lines. The Senate, where Democrats also hold a majority, adopted the bill last week.

The measure, which raises the minimum wage to $8.70 per hour on Jan. 1 and to $9 in 2015, had been negotiated with Malloy’s office, and the Democratic governor is expected to sign it.

Though the first increase would arrive at the start of the next state election year, the five-hour and 40-minute House debate centered on economic impacts of boosting the wage 75 cents over two years.

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