minimum wage

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Minimum Wage Back On Legislative Agenda

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s largest business group and labor advocates are preparing for another round in the legislature over raising Connecticut’s minimum wage. Connecticut Working Families is backing legislation that would increase the minimum […]


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Opinion: Romney’s Middle Class Economic Plan: Work More, Make Less

Mitt Romney’s economic plan basically says if you make $22.50 an hour with benefits, you make too much money; and if you make $22.5 million, then you pay too much in taxes.


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Rhode Island Legislature Approves Minimum Wage Hike

The Rhode Island House of Representatives voted 60-to-8 Monday to raise the state’s minimum wage from $7.40 to $7.75 an hour. The Senate approved the measure last week.


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Advocates For Higher Minimum Wage To Push For Passage

Advocates for raising Connecticut’s minimum wage will be calling on state senators to pass a bill that would increase the hourly rate by 50 cents over two years.


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Higher Minimum Wage Passes House

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.


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Minimum Wage Debate Begins At Capitol

The Connecticut House of Representatives is debating a bill that would raise the state’s minimum wage by 50 cents over two years.


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Minimum Wage Bill Passes Committee

A bill that would raise Connecticut’s minimum wage by $1 an hour over the next two years to $9.25 and eventually tie future increases to inflation passed its second round of committee votes Friday.


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Three-State Effort To Increase Minimum Wage

egislative leaders from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pushing a novel, unified approach to promote higher minimum wages, hoping to spur a national movement and eliminate a major argument of opponents in the Northeast who say hikes hinder a state’s competitiveness.


McMahon Says She Wouldn't Rule Out Lowering Minimimum Wage

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ Connecticut’s Republican U.S. Senate candidate isn’t ruling out cutting the minimum wage to help struggling businesses, and she says future increases to both the state and federal rates should be […]