While a bill to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour died in May, legislators may want to consider a new report before resurrecting the idea during the next session.
Paying more for a meal at a restaurant won’t just hurt your wallet, it may also hurt Connecticut’s economy, according to a new study.
A public hearing about the practices of the Commission of Human Rights and Opportunity before the General Assembly's investigation committee was packed with visibly angry Connecticut property owners wearing neon green stickers that read “Fair Housing Lacks Due Process.” Bob De Cosmo, manager of Tenant Tracks, a Waterbury based tenant screening company, says Connecticut rental property owners have a legitimate grievance and a right to fair treatment by the CHRO. “We’re trying to get some fairness back into this process in housing,” De Cosmo said. “When you’re accused of violating any of the fair housing laws, you’re up against a stiff challenge to clear your name and get out."
The Nevada Policy Research Institute and the Association of American Educators released results of a 27-state survey of union households on Friday showing that 28.7 percent of union workers would opt out of membership if given the choice. The survey found that 66.9 percent of union members believed that a worker should be able to opt out of membership and represent themselves in negotiations with an employer – an idea that has come to be known as “worker’s choice.”
In 2006, a Norwich neurology practice with a new $1.5 million MRI scanner had a simple request. It asked the state for permission to use the scanner for all of its patients. The state said, “No.” For four years the practice had to fight state regulators before it finally got ...
As Governor M. Jodi Rell and the General Assembly seek to close the existing state budget deficit and adopt a balanced budget for the next fiscal biennium, various proposals call for increasing taxes on the affluent. Several groups argue the wealthy aren’t paying their “fair share” of taxes. However, a new Yankee Institute study of who pays Connecticut’s state income tax reveals that the top 20 percent of Connecticut income earners – those who make more than $100,000 a year – already pay 80 percent of state income tax receipts.