HARTFORD Conn. Gov. M. Jodi Rell’s veto of a 35-cent increase in Connecticut’s hourly minimum wage was overridden Monday by just one vote each in the state House and Senate. Lawmakers also later overrode the governor's veto of another bill that raised the state's tip credit.
The vote of 102-39 in the House and 25-9 in the Senate ensures that the increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage will go through next year. Starting Jan. 1, the state's minimum wage will