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...
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-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol
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Employees at the state-run Connecticut Valley Hospital and Whiting Forensic Hospital racked up $102,213,466 in overtime over two years, according to a report by the Auditors of Public Accounts. This averages out to $38,870 in overtime per employee across the 2,699...
Photo by Darcey McLaughlin @flickr.com Connecticut Attorney General William Tong joined with other lawmakers in calling for greater scrutiny into Eversource’s rate increase, which went into effect on July 1, 2020 and touched off a firestorm of criticism from both...
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 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...
“It’s no surprise the newly-passed, potentially costly police ‘accountability’ bill, now awaiting approval by Gov. Ned Lamont, is so unpopular. It does nothing to help Connecticut municipalities effectively discipline or terminate police officers for bad conduct....
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