MAYOR BRONIN STATEMENT ON LEGISLATION TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE
— NEWS AND COMMUNITY STATEMENT—
(March 3, 2016) Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin released the following statement concerning An Act Increasing The Minimum Fair Wage, H.B. 5370, which is being debated this evening by the State Legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee. The proposed legislation would raise the wage, incrementally, to $15 per hour by 2022.
“No individual or family should work more than forty hours a week and live in poverty,” Mayor Bronin said. “A fair wage is the right thing to do for workers and an important part of creating an economy that works for everyone.”