HARTFORD, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – A bill pushed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to increase Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017 has cleared a key legislative hurdle.
The Democratic-controlled Appropriations Committee on Monday approved the bill 24-to-17, with the legislature’s minority Republicans in opposition.
The bill now moves to the Senate, where a vote is tentatively planned Wednesday. It’s possible the House could take up the bill if the Senate approves it.