Gov. to sign minimum wage bill Tuesday, other items remain as legislative session nears end


Governor Ned Lamont is going to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Tuesday morning.

Governor Lamont will hold a bill signing ceremony in Hartford at 11:00 a.m.

The legislation increases the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour.

The wage hike will be phased in gradually over the next four years.

There are still some big unfinished items as the legislative session nears a close.

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The House, though, is still deciding whether to vote on a plan for paid family and medical leave.

Governor Lamont has threatened to veto that bill as it stands. 

Additionally, a two-year, $20 billion state budget is unresolved with a June 5th deadline, tolls will be taken up in special session, and momentum is stalled on three bills that pave the way toward a recreational marijuana program in the state.


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