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As one of 65,000 minimum-wage workers about to collect a raise, Kim Clark already knows how her life will change: She’ll start using dish washing liquid instead of laundry detergent on dirty dinner plates.

Connecticut’s 35-cent hike in the minimum wage went into effect Friday. That means Kim Clark’s hourly pay will rise from $7.65 to $8. Next January the minimum wage will rise another quarter.

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