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Conn. governor proposes $10.10 hourly minimum wage

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Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (official portrait from CT.gov) Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy (official portrait from CT.gov)

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by 2017, the same rate the president proposed for the federal minimum wage.

The Democrat said the increase would make Connecticut's wage the highest in the country.

Connecticut's minimum wage increased from $8.25 to $8.70 on Jan. 1. A second increase to $9 is scheduled to take effect on Jan. 1, 2015.

Malloy, who has yet to announce his re-election plans, said an even higher wage is needed to "tackle the growing income inequality" that's hurting the middle class.

The proposal would be considered this session by the General Assembly, which is scheduled to convene Wednesday.

Business groups have opposed previous increases, arguing a higher wage adds to the high cost of doing business in Connecticut.

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