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Rachel Maddow – Obamacare opponents wage state level fight

Oct 21, 2013 Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, former White House health policy advisor, talks with Rachel Maddow about the advantages to states that expand Medicaid and …
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Connecticut Follows Obama’s Call, Raises Minimum Wage

Source: www.breitbart.com – Thursday, March 27, 2014
Connecticut’s Democrat-led legislature voted Wednesday to raise the state’s minimum wage to $ 10.10 by 2017, as called for by President Obama who wants to do the same at the federal level. As reported by CT News Junkie , the state Senate approved the measure, 21-14. Lawmakers in the state House approved 87-54. Gov. Dannel Malloy (D-WFP) plans to sign the legislation Thursday at the restaurant where he and other New England governors ate lunch with Obama during his visit to Connecticut on March 5. “I hope Members of Congress, governors, state legislators and business leaders across our country will follow Connecticut’s lead to help ensure that no American who works full time has to raise a family in poverty, and that every American who works hard has the chance to get ahead,” Obama emailed shortly after passage of the bill. The current minimum wage in Connecticut is $ 8.70 per hour. On January 1, 2015 the amount will raise to $ 9.15, then to $ 9.60 on January 1, 2016, and, finally, to $ 10.10 on January 1, 2017. Malloy said the bill’s passage means Connecticut is a national leader on the issue of raising the minimum wage. According to the Associated Press , the $ 10.10 wage is the highest imposed by a state, but several cities, such as San Francisco and Washington, D.C., have minimum wages of $ 10.74 and $ 11.50, respectively. “Increasing the minimum wage is not just good for workers, it’s also good for business,” Malloy said. “This modes

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