Democrats raise working families' incomes, reduce need for government aid
WASHINGTON, DC (March 27th, 2014) -- Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee (DLCC) Executive Director Michael Sargeant released the following statement today on the passage of Connecticut SB32, which gradually raises the state's minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017:
"Connecticut's Democratic legislators just gave their state a much-needed raise," said Sargeant. "No one who works full time should have to live in poverty. By ensuring that hard work is rewarded, Connecticut will spend less on government aid, and all workers and taxpayers will come out ahead."
Sargeant continued: "I hope more states and Congress follow Connecticut's lead and raise the minimum wage as well. Republican obstruction on this issue must end."