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A bill in the legislature would raise the minimum hourly wage in Connecticut from $8.25 to $9 on July 1 and to $9.75 a year later. It also calls for automatic raises tied to the Consumer Price Index. The Connecticut Business and Industry Association opposes the bill, saying it would discourage hiring. Last year, a similar bill passed the House but failed to come up in the Senate. What’s your view? Would automatic hikes in the minimum wage hurt business or increase prosperity in Connecticut? Is this the right time to raise wages, or the wrong time?
NEWS AND VIEWS
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