Bloomberg Law
May 23, 2019, 10:17 AM

States With $15 Minimum Wage Laws Doubled This Year

Chris Marr
Chris Marr
Staff Correspondent

The number of states that have enacted $15 hourly wage floors has doubled so far this year. And advocates pushing to raise the minimum wage have scored smaller victories elsewhere.

Connecticut will become the seventh state to enact the pay standard that supporters call a “living wage.” Legislation to increase the state’s minimum to $15 by 2023 is awaiting action by Gov. Ned Lamont (D), who has promised to sign it. The state’s current minimum wage is $10.10.

The Constitution State will join California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York, as well as D.C., as the first wave ...

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