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Malloy, Deval Patrick tout minimum wage in Hartford

Gov. Malloy: “I don’t know whether you ever named a meat pie after somebody but…”  (Hugh McQuaid photo)
Gov. Malloy: “I don’t know whether you ever named a meat pie after somebody but…”
(Hugh McQuaid photo)
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.
The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

HARTFORD, Conn. – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a Jamaican bakery in Hartford Friday to tout minimum wage hikes in both Democrat-led states and rally support ahead of next month’s election.

Malloy a first-term Democrat, is facing a tight rematch against his 2010 Republican rival Tom Foley.

Patrick, also a Democrat, precedes a week of high-profile surrogates coming to Connecticut to stump for Malloy. Both President Barack Obama and former President Bill Clinton will travel to the state next week for Malloy. Meanwhile, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal will appear with Foley next Friday.

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3 responses to “Malloy, Deval Patrick tout minimum wage in Hartford”

  1. One and Done

    This is a perfect example of how stupid Malloy thinks we are.

    Raising the minimum wage helps Dannel’s union cronies who’s contracts are all indexed to minimum wage.

    At the same time it destroys the minimum wage job market for high-school and college kids and raises prices on everything, which has a crippling effect on the poor who spend a higher percentage of their incomes on consumables.

    The dumbest part of this is minimum wage jobs are only 3% of the workforce. It does nothing except pull at the heart strings of the economically illiterate.

  2. John Hamlin

    This wage hike does nothing for most workers and families and without other important changes (like lowering taxes and decreasing unnecessary regulation, which the governor won’t do) will only serve to exacerbate the state’s fiscal crisis.

  3. piberman

    We need to hear from local business owners how many new hires will be made following raising the minimum wage. Similarly with out of work job seekers. Any figures here ?

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