By a tally of 88-to-62, the Connecticut House of Representatives has passsed a scaled-back version of bill increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage.
The measure would increase the minimum wage 25 cents to $8.50 an hour Jan. 1, and to $8.75 Jan. 1, 2014. It would also hike the hourly wage for waiters and waitresses staff to $5.80 next year.
An amendment stripped out a larger increase, a also took out language tying future increases to inflation.
The bill now goes to the State Senate.