Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to rise to $12 per hour in September, even as businesses in the state remain limited to 50 percent indoor capacity or are struggling with a loss of customers due
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The COVID-19 pandemic has rightly led to high praise and support by lawmakers and state officials for hospitals that face potentially overwhelming numbers of infected patients and for small businesses that have been forced to
Mary Beth Nardella, owner of Precious Moments Early Learning Center in Watertown, Connecticut, says the state’s new $15 minimum wage will drive up child care prices and reduce employee work hours in a video released
Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives debated for over 12 hours through the night and into the morning before approving an increase to Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023. The
The Appropriations Committee today approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, costing the state an additional $40 million per year and costing municipalities up to $1 million
The Office of Fiscal Analysis pegs the cost of increasing the minimum wage to $15 per hour and implementing a paid family medical leave program at nearly $80 million, as the state faces projected budget
A minimum-wage increase is likely coming. It should arrive in the form of a home-rule option to raise the rate to some maximum and should be offset by cuts in regulatory costs on the hardest-hit
While a bill to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour died in May, legislators may want to consider a new report before resurrecting the idea during the next session.
Rep. Josh Elliott, D-Hamden, is an outspoken proponent of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15, going so far as to grade fellow House Democrats on whether or not they support the increase. There’s only one
After years of employers telling Connecticut lawmakers they can’t afford another minimum wage increase or a paid family medical leave program, it turns out that Connecticut government can’t afford those changes either.