HARTFORD, Conn. – It was a victory lap of sorts. On Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy returned to Café Beauregard in New Britain, where he dined with President Barack Obama earlier this month, to sign a bill increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage to $10.10 an hour.
“We want to lead this discussion,” Malloy told a room of supporters.
The new law will raise the minimum wage to $9.15 on Jan. 1, 2015; to $9.60 on Jan. 1, 2016; and finally to $10.10 on Jan. 1, 2017.
Connecticut was the first state to get the bill passed, which prompted a congratulatory phone call earlier in the day from Vice President Joe Biden, who thanked Malloy and key lawmakers for passing the legislation.
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