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CT Dems Fight For $15 Minimum Wage Hike and They Just Might Get it!

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A CT News Junkie report says Dems are bolstered by an election that put them firmly in control of the Senate and House, Democrats Tuesday came out in support of 10 bills, including a $15 minimum wage and paid family medical leave.

While insisting their pro-worker initiatives would also be friendly toward businesses, the Democrats at a press conference said voters made their feelings clear last November.

House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said there’s an implication that the only reason Democrats expanded their majority in the General Assembly was because of backlash against Republican Donald Trump.

However, Ritter said Democrats won 21 House districts where Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski got more votes than Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont.

“That says to me the message we had resonated across the state,” Ritter said.

Part of that message including increasing the minimum wage, which currently stands at $10.10 an hour.

Read the full report here.

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