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Connecticut Lifts Minimum Wage as States Lead Obama Goal

Connecticut’s legislature voted to raise pay for the lowest workers to as much as $10.10 an hour, moving it toward the highest minimum wage among U.S. states.

The state’s Democrat-controlled House and Senate approved an increase yesterday of $1.40 an hour to the current minimum of $8.70, through January 2017. Governor Dannel Malloy said he intends to sign the bill today, making Connecticut the first to adopt the level President Barack Obama is seeking nationally.