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Minimum wage of $15 per hour is too high; find middle ground

Connecticut's minimum wage is $9.15 an hour, compared to the federal standard of $7.25 per hour. The state was the first to approve boosting it to $10.10, which is scheduled for 2017. Seattle has a $15 minimum wage. "I don't think that's the right solution," Wolf said of Seattle's standard, noting "that business owners say that when they're forced to increase prices, consumers complain."

"I think there is a middle ground somewhere," he added. "I don't know where that is."

Source: Brookfield Patch on 2016 Connecticut Senate race , May 31, 2015

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