Connecticut votes to enact highest state minimum wage

Approved bill goes into effect for 2017

On March 26, the state senate of Connecticut approved a bill that will raise minimum wages there to the highest in the nation. The bill pushes the current minimum of $8.75 an hour to $10.10 an hour and comes following cries from state and federal Democrats to control the growing rift between rich and poor in the United States.

The bill was passed roughly along partisan lines in the Democrat-controlled Connecticut state senate, with a vote of 23-13. It will need to be approved in the state’s lower house, which is also controlled by Democrats.

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