Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, seen at a rally for his proposed budget in early February, is pressing for a gradual hike of the state's minimum wage from $8.25 to $9.
(John Woike / Hartford Courant / February 6, 2013)
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?
NEWS AND VIEWS
Gov. Malloy Announces Push To Increase Minimum Wage
Hartford Courant, April 26
Survey: Small businesses back minimum wage rise
Connecticut Post, April 24
Proposed wage hike is ill-advised
Opion, Westerly Sun, March 29
Give everyone a chance for a decent wage
Opinion, Connecticut Post, April 2
Raising the Minimum Wage to $9 Would Harm Most Vulnerable Job Seekers
Heritage.org, April 12
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