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State Reps. Jason Perillo and Ben McGorty said on Thursday, May 9, that the passage of the increase in the minimum wage to $15 will have a negative impact on Connecticut's economy, will reduce jobs and hurt nonprofits and local communities.
“Legislative Democrats continue to ignore businesses and municipalities who are being asked to pay more and to take on more expenses,” said Perillo. “This drastic increase in the minimum wage will have devastating ripple effects to our economy. We need to start listening to businesses and local leaders and stop punishing them with more mandates and taxes.”
“Increasing the minimum wage to $15 an hour will cost municipalities millions to implement, which could result in higher local taxes,” said McGorty. “Everything from groceries to summer camp fees will increase because of the sharp increase to $15 an hour. We will all feel the negative impact of this legislation.”