A push to increase Connecticut’s minimum hourly wage to $15 is moving through the General Assembly.
By a 32-19 party-line vote, the Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Tuesday advanced legislation that would increase the current $10.10 an hour rate to $15 over three years, beginning January 1, 2020. The bill also links future minimum wage increases to the consumer price index.
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Republicans unsuccessfully attempted to scale back the bill Tuesday. Employers ranging from nursing homes to municipalities warn the legislation presents a financial burden.