Today, the Connecticut General Assembly goes back for a special session today to try to override Gov. Rell’s veto of a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $8.00/hour, effective January 1, 2009.
The Hartford Courant has a prediction on what will happen: "It depends on who shows up." With vacation season in full force, some legislators were apparently flying back in for the vote. If they show up, the votes may be there. But that’s a big "if".
My prior posts on the minimum wage bill, including the text of it and the razor-thin vote when it passed the General Assembly last month, can be found here.
The General Assembly is expected to reconvene at 10 a.m. but expect things to go later. As noted above, leaders may wait to see if everyone shows up and if they have enough votes, before actually calling the vote.