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State Senator

Patricia Billie Miller

Representing Darien and Stamford

Senator Miller Releases Statement as Minimum Wage Increases Today to $14 Per Hour

Today, state Senator Pat Billie Miller (D-Stamford) is celebrating as Connecticut's minimum wage increases from $13 per hour to $14 per hour. The 'Fight for Fifteen' bill was passed in 2019 and instituted a five-year plan to raise the state's minimum wage to $15 an hour. 


 


"It is tough to see residents live paycheck to paycheck so increasing our state's minimum wage is a step in the right direction to help out families across the state," said Sen. Miller. "These increases will make a big impact by putting more money in the pockets of those working minimum wage jobs and helping to lift families out of poverty." 


  


The minimum wage, now currently $14 per hour, will rise to $15 an hour on June 1, 2023. Starting on January 1, 2024, and on each January 1 every year after that, the bill requires the minimum wage to be adjusted by the percent change in the federal Employment Cost Index (ECI) for all civilian workers’ wages and salaries over the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the preceding year, as calculated by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics.