Raising the Minimum Wage

March 5, 2019

Our legislative priority for this session is to make sure that workers are paid a living wage so that no one who works full time lives in poverty.

By raising the minimum wage, people who do an honest day's work can support a family and feel pride in sustaining themselves.

I have proposed HB 5004, An Act Increasing the Minimum Wage, that aims to provide more economic security to Connecticut families. The bill was referred to the Joint Committee on Labor and Public Employees yesterday. The Senate has also proposed an identical bill.

The Public Hearing for both bills will be held on Thursday, March 7 from 11:00AM in Room 1D of the Legislative Office Building. You can email LABtestimony@cga.ct.gov to submit written testimony. To testify in-person, sign up will begin at 9:00AM in Suite 3800 of the Legislative Office Building.

Let's work together to make this happen!