State minimum wage will increase to $12 per hour on Sept. 1

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Connecticut is among 24 states that will Connecticut is among 24 states that will increase minimum wage.

On Sept. 1, minimum wage goes up to $12 per hour for most workers.

It will then increase by a $1 an hour each year until it reaches $15.

Forty-eight cities across the nation are also raising their minimum wage.

The US House this year passed the Raise the Wage Act to make $15 per hour a federal standard.

The bill failed in the Senate.

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