Gov. Dannel Malloy signs minimum wage increase
NEW BRITAIN - Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill Thursday to increase the state's minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017.
The House and Senate passed the bill on Wednesday.
President Barack Obama was in Connecticut earlier this month advocating for that same amount to be established on the federal level.
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Republicans are criticizing the bill, saying it will hurt struggling small business owners and block job growth.