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-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol
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Connecticut’s state employee managers have endured numerous wage freezes over the last decade due to budget deficits, which has led to managers earning less but having more responsibility than the employees they oversee, according to an efficiency report from the...
Connecticut’s overtime and workers’ compensation costs outpace New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts
The amount of money Connecticut expends on overtime payments and workers’ compensation costs is outpacing its nearest neighbors, according to a report by the Boston Consulting Group. The report, which looked for ways to make Connecticut state government more...
A report to Gov. Ned Lamont on potential efficiency savings for Connecticut’s state government found that many of those savings are hindered by government union contracts. The Boston Consulting Group estimates Connecticut could achieve upwards of $1 billion in savings...
The City of Hartford’s Court of Common Council voted in March to create a task force to assess the possibility of a universal basic income pilot program for some of its residents. The task force will study the issue and report their findings to the city council. The...
A report by the Las-Vegas based Better Cities Project found the Stamford-Bridgeport-Norwalk area to have the fourth largest gig economy of the nation’s major metropolitan areas, with 10.2 percent of the area’s workforce per capita employed in this emerging work-trend....
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee heard testimony Monday regarding a property tax cap bill that would cap property tax increases at 2.5 percent but allow municipalities to levy a sales or income tax to supplement their revenue. House Bill 6655 put forward by...
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