A legislative committee has voted to raise Connecticut's minimum wage by $1 an hour over the next two years, NBC Connecticut reported.
Under the plan, the current $8.25 wage rate would go up to $8.75 effective Jan. 1, 2013. It would go to $9.25 an hour on Jan. 1, 2014.
The bill passed the Labor and Public Employees Committee and now goes to the House of Representatives.
Catherine Smith, commissioner of the state Department of Economic and Community Development, said she does not support the proposal and she has recommended to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy that he reject the bill, according to the Republican-American.
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