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April 29, 2016

OP-ED | A Starting Point to Discuss Improving Connecticut’s Competitiveness

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 29, 2016 8:00am

Earlier this month, the Business Council of Fairfield County Foundation presented a Connecticut Economic Competitiveness Diagnostic, prepared by McKinsey and Company, to the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

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April 28, 2016

Senate Tables Debate On Increasing Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour By 2020

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2016 9:48pm

Christine Stuart photo In an unexpected move, the state Senate raised and then tabled debate on a bill that calls for an increase in the state’s minimum wage from its current $9.60 an hour to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2020.

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OP-ED | Public Retirement Option Needed, But Will It Grow Into A Monster?

by Terry Cowgill | April 28, 2016 5:30am

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It’s something almost all of us should be worrying about. Unless you’re young, independently wealthy or have a good government job or the equivalent in the private sector, you’re probably wondering how you’re going to survive when you can’t work anymore.

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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 26, 2016

House Sends Public Retirement Bill To Senate

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2016 3:00am

Christine Stuart file photo Early Tuesday morning, the House passed a bill that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a retirement system for Connecticut residents who currently may not have one through their employer.

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April 25, 2016

Poll Finds Support For Tesla’s Business Model

by Christine Stuart | April 25, 2016 5:30am

A poll commissioned by electric car maker Tesla found that 76 percent of 600 likely Connecticut voters support legislation that would allow them to sell directly to consumers.

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April 20, 2016

Senate OKs Bill Requiring Grocers & Retailers to Use Bags Made of Recycled Materials, Reduce Usage

by Jack Kramer | April 20, 2016 9:16pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo The Senate voted 29-2 Wednesday to advance a bill that requires a 50-percent reduction by 2021 in the distribution of paper and plastic single-use carryout bags from the grocery and retail industries.

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April 19, 2016

Senate Approves Bill Aimed At Addressing Concerns Over Bottling Company

by Jack Kramer | April 19, 2016 7:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The Senate voted 24-11 Tuesday in favor of a bill that prioritizes residential water customers over commercial bottling companies during a drought.

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Connecticut Will Offer Real-Time Election Results This November

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 7:44pm

Christine Stuart photo They’ve been working on it for more than five years, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said they’ve finished development of a real-time election results reporting system that works for Connecticut.

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April 18, 2016

Committee Approves Tesla Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2016 11:12pm

lon seidman file photo A bill to allow Tesla Motors to circumvent local car dealerships and sell their electric vehicles directly to consumers in Connecticut has advanced.

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