This week, CT Speaker of the House Christopher Donovan (D-Meriden) proposed an increase in our state’s minimum wage from $8.25 an hour to $9.00 an hour this year, $9.75 per hour next year and then to be indexed in the years following.
The indexing proposal would automatically adjust the minimum wage annually to keep pace with the rising cost of living. Presently nine states index their minimum wages.
Connecticut last raised its minimum wage from $8.00 per hour to $8.25 per hour in January 2010.
Do you think Connecticut's minimum wage should be increased? Vote in today's poll and tell us more about how you feel about the subject in the comments section.
This poll is shared across 10 Patch sites in South Central CT.