NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - President Barack Obama says Congress should follow the lead of New England states that have raised the minimum wage above the federal rate. Obama says he pulled together what he called "the justice league of governors" at Central Connecticut State University because they are making sure work pays a decent wage. Governor Dannel Malloy was joined at the event by fellow Democratic governors from Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Vermont.
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) - A man wanted in connection with a homicide in Bridgeport has been captured in New York City. U.S. marshals arrested Jose Miguel Torres yesterday. The 36-year-old Torres is expected to be returned to Connecticut and charged in the killing of 27-year-old Pablo Aquino last July 24th.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Connecticut's Department of Motor Vehicles commissioner is urging state legislators to scrap a bill that would require the agency to set up a system for selling certain license plate registrations through an Internet auction. In testimony to the legislature's Transportation Committee today, Melody Currey said the DMV has already studied the concept and concluded it would not develop an online auction system.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Governor Dannel Malloy has pitched his economic development agenda to Connecticut's largest business group, but the sides avoided a looming battle over the governor's demand that the legislature raise the minimum wage. Malloy spoke to the Connecticut Business and Industry Association today.
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