Malloy, Democrats, giddy over minimum wage hike

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Gov. MalloyThe Malloy administration is cheering the hike in Connecticut’s minimum wage.  Starting Jan. 1, the minimum wage will jump to $10.10 per hour from $9.60.

In a statement, the governor said: “No one who works full-time should live in poverty.  We believe hardworking men and women, many of whom are supporting families, deserve fair wages.”

“No one who works full-time should live in poverty. We believe hardworking men and women, many of whom are supporting families, deserve fair wages,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.

The governor added the hike in the minimum wage should be a boost to the state’s economy. “When workers earn more money, businesses will have more customers.  This is a modest increase that will give working families a boost while also having stimulative economic effects.”

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman also cheered the hike, stating that 60 percent of Connecticut workers getting paid minimum wage are women.

 

Connecticut Labor Commissioner Scott D. Jackson also heralded the minimum wage hike as a stimulant for the economy.

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  1. Give it time, lets see how many small businesses, move or close the doors, Will the house be giddy then or will they even tell us the real numbers.

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