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Minimum wage set to increase in September as reopening plan stalls

Minimum wage set to increase in September as reopening plan stalls

Connecticut’s minimum wage is set to rise to $12 per hour in September, even as businesses in the state remain limited to 50 percent indoor capacity or are struggling with a loss of customers due to the pandemic. Connecticut’s reopening plan remains stalled at Phase 2...

Connecticut in “economic freefall,” according to study

Connecticut in “economic freefall,” according to study

The newest annual Rich States, Poor States report from the American Legislative Exchange Council dedicates an entire chapter to “Connecticut’s Economic Freefall,” citing Connecticut’s high-tax environment, high pension and debt liabilities and its government labor...

Why are electricity costs spiking in Connecticut?

Why are electricity costs spiking in Connecticut?

Why are electric costs going up in Connecticut? Does it have to do with a 2017 bill passed related to the Millstone nuclear power plant? Millstone is a major supplier of electricity to the New England market. According to a 2019 Reuters article, Millstone provides...

Carol’s Column: Just Looking Out For #1

Carol’s Column: Just Looking Out For #1

Sitting in our family room last night, my eyes fell on a pair of upholstered chairs routinely occupied by my husband and son. The arms of both have grown frayed and a little shabby over time – but they’re like old friends; as a tiny boy, my son would jump and crawl...

SEEC fines state firefighter union over missing PAC money

SEEC fines state firefighter union over missing PAC money

The Connecticut State Elections and Enforcement Commission handed down a small fine to the Connecticut Uniformed Professional Firefighters Association over $28,233 that was unaccounted for in the union’s political action committee. The SEEC determined the UPFFA PAC...