Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will join members of the clergy from across the state in calling for an increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage.
Malloy, a Democrat who faces reelection in 2014, announced last week he was putting the weight of his office behind the push to raise the minimum hourly rate. The governor said it was “good public policy” to increase the wage from the current $8.25 to $9 an hour.
Joining Malloy on the steps of the state Capitol Wednesday: Revs. Sam Saylor, Henry Brown, Laurel Scott and other members of the Connecticut Council of Clergy. Labor and community leaders are also expected to attend.