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In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much
In Connecticut, some minimum-wage workers say raise hasn't helped much

Minimum-wage workers in Connecticut got a 45-cent raise on Jan. 1, the first step in a process that will eventually set their wages at $10.10 an hour. "It helps a little bit, I guess," said A. Segui, 20, who works at a Dunkin' Donuts. She wants to go back to school so she can get a job doing billing at a hospital. But that's going to have to wait until she can save up some money. The minimum wage is set to tick up in various states this summer, including California, but the experience of people like Segui presents a sobering reality: Raising wages may not make that much of a difference in workers' lives. It also might encourage employers to stop hiring or cut...

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