One down, one to go.

The Connecticut House voted this afternoon to override Gov. Rell’s veto of the minimum wage bill.  

The bill now moves to the Senate this afternoon for immediate consideration. 

For a text of the bill under the consideration, you can view the bill here

As I’ve noted in earlier posts, if the veto is overriden, the minimum wage in Connecticut would increase to $8.00/hour effective January 1, 2009 and $8.25/hour effective January 1, 2010.

Update 3:10 p.m.: The Hartford Courant reports that the vote was razor-thin as expected: 102-39, one more than needed. 

24 votes are now needed to pass the Senate and the original bill passed with 25 votes, with 2 Republicans voting along with all 23 Senate Democrats.  The Courant now predicts passage.

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