Connecticut Gov. M. Jodi Rell may not sign new legislation to raise the state's minimum wage from $7.65 to $8 on Jan. 1 and to $8.25 a year later. The state Senate passed the bill Monday even though opponents, including the National Federation of Independent Business, argued it could cause small businesses to cut jobs. "If we continue to squeeze our smallest job providers here in Connecticut with higher costs, they will be the first to close their doors, or seek greener pastures in more business-friendly states," said Andy Markowski, director of NFIB/Connecticut.

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