Gov. Dannel P. Malloy backs an incremental rise in the state’s hourly minimum wage to $9 by 2015 from its current rate of $8.25. He says it will make it “just a little easier for working people in our state, without adversely impacting the business community.” But he wouldn’t go higher than that and he wouldn’t tie the rate to inflation. Restaurant owners say this is a bad time to raise the minimum wage, because many restaurants have had to close their doors. Is this a good idea or not? What’s your view?
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