The Labor & Public Employee Committee on Thursday voted 8-3 in favor of a minimum wage hike that was less than originally proposed.

The revised bill would raise the minimum wage by 50 cents at the start of the next two years, with future raises automatically tied to the consumer price index.

But before you start revising your business plans, the prospects for the bill remain uncertain at best in the state Senate.  According to a report in the CT Mirror: “Senators have said privately that the original proposal had little support. It was unclear today if the revisions would attract votes.”

Other bills also remain alive, including the unemployment discrimination bill, and a bill that would allow employers to issue debit cards for payroll.