February 12, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 12, 2016 2:26pm
by Terry Cowgill | February 12, 2016 5:30am
The headline in the Feb. 7 Danbury News-Times said it all: “Liquor shop owners wary about calls to nix minimum pricing.” No kidding. As people in the liquor industry outside our state are fond of saying, “Only in Connecticut.”
February 10, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2016 4:28pm
A new coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups said they don’t accept the premise of the new economic reality Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid out in his State of the State address one week ago.
February 9, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 9, 2016 5:30am
As the Department of Motor Vehicles’ information technology systems undergo one of the biggest changes the department has seen in 40 years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to outsource more of the department’s work. As a result, the unions aren’t happy.
February 5, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am
The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.
by Sarah Darer Littman | February 5, 2016 8:00am
For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work for Sandia National Labs. There, he was paid to go into an accelerated Masters program. By 2001, on his first consulting project, he was making $150 an hour. As Olson observes, “Now that was a labor shortage.”
February 1, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 11:30am
January 31, 2016
by Neil Ferstand | January 31, 2016 9:03pm
Neither are they accurate.
If you are unfamiliar with the term, a common definition of defensive medicine is the practice by a physician of ordering precautionary treatments, tests and procedures largely or entirely to avoid potential liability. The concept came into prominence when the AMA started using the term in the mid to late 1960s and it started to gain traction sometime in the 1970s. The medical industry claims the costs associated with defensive medicine significantly add to the costs of U.S. health care.
January 29, 2016
by Eric Gjede | January 29, 2016 2:58pm
Connecticut begins 2016 having finally regained all of the private sector jobs lost in the Great Recession of 2008.
January 27, 2016
by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 11:44am
Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.