January 24, 2017

CT lawmakers advocating for $15 minimum wage

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Connecticut lawmakers are proposing to gradually raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, despite this year's bump up.

State Rep. James Albis (D-East Haven), 37 other state representatives and six state senators have introduced the bill in the General Assembly.

Albis is holding a press conference today with colleagues and affected people from the business community at 3 p.m. in room 1E of the Legislative Office Building in Hartford.

House Bill No. 6456 would raise the minimum wage on Jan. 1, 2018, to $11 an hour from its new level of $10.10 an hour, followed by successive annual increases that bring it up to $15 an hour by 2022.

The legislation is currently in the Labor and Public Employees committee.

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