May 29, 2019

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Govs Get It Done: Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont Signs Bill to Increase Minimum Wage

Democratic Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont signed legislation yesterday raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. This historic step comes after a multi-year push to give Connecticut’s workers a raise.

The first of the scheduled increases will go into effect this October and the state’s minimum wage will hit $15 in October, 2023. Over 300,000 low-wage workers and their families across the state will benefit from the new legislation, including the one-in-five children who have at least one parent earning minimum wage.

Read coverage of yesterday’s bill signing below:

News 8 WTNH: Gov. Lamont signs minimum wage bill

Dozens who gathered at the Parkville Care Center in Hartford chanted as Governor Ned Lamont signed into law the bill which will raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next five years. “What do we want?” “15!” chanted the crowd during the signing. “When do we get it?” “Now!” A cause for celebration among those who said this was six years in the making.

Hartford Courant: Connecticut workers celebrate as $15 minimum wage is signed into law

With the stroke of a pen, Gov. Ned Lamont signed a bill Tuesday to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour, directly impacting the lives of more than 300,000 workers across the state.

Eyewitness News 3: Gov signs minimum wage bill amid chanting supporters

Connecticut’s governor signed a new bill into law which will increase the state’s minimum wage. The bill will make the minimum wage $15 an hour by 2023. Gov. Ned Lamont held bill-signing ceremony on Tuesday morning. Lawmakers passed the measure earlier this month after a 7 year fight.  They said raising the wage will impact about 320,000 workers in the state.