A Waterbury-based manufacturer of plastic medical devices says that for the first time they are having difficulty finding workers to fill the low-skill positions necessary to fulfill their orders and keep the business running. President
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
Yankee Institute is grateful to Gov. Ned Lamont and his team for their work, thus far, in trying to mitigate the economic damage being wrought on Connecticut during this time of crisis and for their
Republicans and Democrats in the House of Representatives debated for over 12 hours through the night and into the morning before approving an increase to Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2023. The
The Appropriations Committee today approved a bill to increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2022, costing the state an additional $40 million per year and costing municipalities up to $1 million
The steady drip of information and budget ideas from the governor’s office over the past two weeks finally culminated with Gov. Ned Lamont’s first budget proposal, which will be sure to please practically no one.
A minimum-wage increase is likely coming. It should arrive in the form of a home-rule option to raise the rate to some maximum and should be offset by cuts in regulatory costs on the hardest-hit
Rep. Josh Elliott, D-Hamden, is an outspoken proponent of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15, going so far as to grade fellow House Democrats on whether or not they support the increase. There’s only one
Republicans in the House and Senate put forward an amendment that could test where moderate Democrats stand on rolling back union power in Connecticut.
A letter from Connecticut AFL-CIO President Lori Pelletier to Democrat leaders in the House and Senate says a failure to bring several bill to a vote in either chamber will affect their “legislative scorecards” kept