Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Friday announced he supports raising the state minimum wage to $9 over the next two years.
Sources who have been briefed on the proposal had said Thursday evening the governor was going to endorse a plan to increase the current state level of $8.25 in increments over the next two years until it reaches $9 in 2015. Malloy does not, however, support indexing it to inflation afterward, which was a policy included in the federal budget proposal President Obama released earlier this month. Obama’s proposal also calls for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $9 by 2015.
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