Conn. Lawmakers Pass Minimum Wage Hike Bill

  • Playlist
  • Download
  • Embed
    Embed <iframe src="http://www.npr.org/player/embed/295144717/295144718" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no">
  • Transcript

Governor Dannel Malloy says he'll sign the measure. Minimum wage workers in the state won't see their check hit $10.10 an hour until 2017.

LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST:

NPR's business news starts with a minimum wage hike.

(SOUNDBITE OF MUSIC)

WERTHEIMER: Lawmakers in Connecticut passed a bill on Wednesday that would eventually raise the state's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. That's the rate President Obama wants for the federal minimum wage.

Gov. Dannel Malloy, a Democrat who has been an ally of the president in his push to raise the minimum wage, says he'll sign the bill. Minimum wage workers in Connecticut won't see their wages hit $10.10 an hour till 2017.

Copyright © 2014 NPR. All rights reserved. Visit our website terms of use and permissions pages at www.npr.org for further information.

NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by a contractor for NPR, and accuracy and availability may vary. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Please be aware that the authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio.

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and terms of use, and will be moderated prior to posting. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.