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Connecticut lawmakers to consider minimum wage hike
HARTFORD, Conn. -- Some Connecticut lawmakers are revisiting a proposal to increase the state's minimum wage.
The General Assembly's Labor and Public Employees Committee is scheduled to hear testimony Thursday on a bill that would raise the current rate of $8.25 an hour to $9 on July 1, and to $9.75 an hour on July 1, 2014.
The bill also calls for requiring the state labor commissioner, starting July 1, 2015, to adjust the minimum wage by the percentage increase in the consumer price index for urban wage earners and clerical workers in the northeast region.
Last year, the House of Representatives passed a bill that would have increased the wage to $8.50 an hour this year and to $8.75 in 2014. The Senate did not take up the bill for a vote.
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