House approves $15 minimum wage for Connecticut after marathon debate

After an epic, marathon debate that lasted all night, the state House of Representatives voted Thursday to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023. The sharply partisan debate began at 10 p.m. Wednesday and wrapped up with a 85-59 vote shortly after noon. “If our economy doesn’t work for everyone, then it doesn’t work. It’s that simple,” Lamont said in a written statement.

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