Connecticut General Assembly http://wshu.org en Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-approve-bill-increase-minimum-wage <p></p><p>State lawmakers in Connecticut have become the first in the country to pass <a href="http://search.cga.state.ct.us/dtSearch_lpa.html">legislation </a>that will increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. &nbsp;The minimum wage will rise to $10.10 by 2017. &nbsp;That's the same rate President Barack Obama wants for the federal minimum wage by 2015.</p><p>Democratic Governor&nbsp; Dannel Malloy applauded the move and says he'll sign it on Thursday evening in New Britain, where Obama appeared to press for a $10.10 national wage.</p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 15:28:23 +0000 WSHU staff 14835 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers approve bill to increase minimum wage Conn. lawmakers consider bills to protect student athletes http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-consider-bills-protect-student-athletes <p></p><p>Two bills before the Connecticut General Assembly require that the State Education Department create educational programs focused on the preventive of concussions as well as sudden cardiac arrest.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:43:13 +0000 Hannah Dickison 13772 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers consider bills to protect student athletes Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews http://wshu.org/post/proposed-minimum-wage-hike-conn-receives-mixed-reviews <p>The Connecticut General Assembly's Labor Committee held a public hearing on Tuesday to address Governor Daniel Malloy’s proposed minimum wage hike. There were mixed reviews on the proposal, which would raise the state minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017.</p><p></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 15:19:30 +0000 Hannah Dickison 13013 at http://wshu.org Proposed minimum wage hike in Conn. receives mixed reviews Conn.'s largest business group says it will fight minimum wage hike http://wshu.org/post/conns-largest-business-group-says-it-will-fight-minimum-wage-hike <p></p><p>The Connecticut Business and Industry Association is promising to fight Governor Dannel Malloy's proposed increase in the state minimum wage. Malloy wants to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, which would make it the highest in the nation.</p><p>The CBIA voiced its opposition on Monday to the wage hike, saying it will reduce hiring into entry-level jobs. The CBIA's position on minimum wage is part of its broader legislative agenda, which it released on Monday.</p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 15:27:23 +0000 Dan Katz 12636 at http://wshu.org Conn.'s largest business group says it will fight minimum wage hike Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation http://wshu.org/post/conn-lawmakers-urged-consider-aid-dying-legislation <p>Supporters of 'aid in dying' legislation are urging state lawmakers to take up the issue during the General Assembly's session that begins next week. During last year's session, a proposed bill did not make it out of the Connecticut Legislature's Public Health Committee.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 15:16:31 +0000 Dan Katz 12054 at http://wshu.org Conn. lawmakers urged to consider 'aid in dying' legislation