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News from State Senator Marilyn Moore
     

February 26, 2016

Capitol address
Legislative Office Building
Room 2000
Hartford, CT 06106-1591

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On the Web
www.SenatorMoore.cga.ct.gov

Phone
Capitol: 860-240-0425
Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420
 

Feeling the Grind of a Low-Wage Job

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During my first year as a state senator, I championed a bill requiring large, for-profit corporations to pay a fee to the state for every low-wage job they offered. Dozens of workers testified that they just could not make it on wages of $9, $10 or $11 per hour. They told heartbreaking stories of deciding whether to pay for food or medicine or rent or heat. We all hear the stories, but I decided if I am going to propose legislation, then I need to talk with authority and knowledge.

That's why I took a low-wage job last summer. I learned firsthand the impact of low-wage jobs on employees and their families. Earning minimum wage makes it hard to afford quality child care, decent housing, food, transportation and education. Please take a look at my op-ed on my experiences and let me know what you think.
 

 
 

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Senator Marilyn Moore, Legislative Office Building, Room 2000, Hartford, Connecticut 06106
Capitol telephone: 860-240-0425, or Toll-free: 1-800-842-1420

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