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Following New York’s lead, the State of Connecticut’s minimum wage is on the rise again. On Wednesday, State legislators ratified a bill that will increase the State’s minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2017, rendering it the highest minimum wage enacted by a state government to date. Under the regulatory framework adopted by Connecticut lawmakers, the minimum wage will increase to $9.15 on January 31, 2015, with sequential swelling to $9.60 and $10.10 expected to take effect on January 1, 2016 and 2017, respectively. The $10.10 figure matches the level to which President Obama is currently lobbying Congress to raise the federal minimum wage.