Connecticut Raises Minimum Wage - Is Rhode Island Next?

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Connecticut Gov. Lamont Signs New Minimum Wage Bill

Connecticut To Raise Minimum Wage to $15/hr by 2023

Is RI next?

It’s official: The Governor of Connecticut has signed into law bills creating a minimum wage of $15 an hour by 2023. Will Rhode Island be next? With Governor Ned Lamont’s signature, 332,000 Connecticut workers are getting a raise, phased in over 4.5 years to allow businesses to adjust.

The new law requires the minimum wage to increase from its current level of $10.10 to:

$11.00 on 10/1/2019;

$12.00 on 9/1/2020;

$13.00 on 8/1/2021;

$14.00 on 7/1/2022; 

$15.00 on 6/1/2023.

Ultimately, beginning 1/1/2024 it will become indexed to the US employment cost index.

Governor Lamont tweeted this comment - “This is perhaps one of the most impactful pieces of legislation for working families that a governor can sign, and I am proud to place my signature on this law because it is the right thing to do.”