HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – The Connecticut House of Representatives approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage Wednesday night.
The House voted 89-53, with eight lawmakers not voting, to pass the bill. The vote came nearly a week after the state Senate approved the legislation.
Gov. Dan Malloy has said he will sign the bill if it reaches his desk. “This is the right thing to do for hard working men and women, and the right thing to do for families,” he said.