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May 4, 2018

Senate Forwards ‘Time’s Up’ Bill To House

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | May 4, 2018 8:02am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Courts | Equality

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — In an attempt to address issues raised by the #MeToo movement, the Senate Friday morning forwarded to the House legislation that would eliminate time restraints for reporting sex assault crimes and also require companies to give their employees sexual harassment training.

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May 2, 2018

Senate Fails To Pass Fair Scheduling Bill

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2018 9:59am
Posted to: Business | Jobs | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate spent two hours Tuesday debating a bill that never had a chance of passing.

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May 1, 2018

State Will Help Electric Boat With Economic Incentives

by Jack Kramer | May 1, 2018 12:18pm
Posted to: Business | Congress | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Military Spending | National Security

Brooks Campion / ctnewsjunkie

NEW LONDON, CT — General Dynamics Electric Boat is expanding and the state of Connecticut plans to help it with $83 million in economic incentives.

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April 30, 2018

Business Leaders Campaign Against Minimum Wage, FMLA, Sexual Harassment Training

by Jack Kramer | Apr 30, 2018 11:42am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — With the clock ticking toward the end of the General Assembly session, state business leaders Monday urged legislators not to act on a series of bills that they said would hurt Connecticut’s economy.

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MMA in Connecticut - What’s the Holdup?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Entertainment | Gaming | Public Safety | Sports | Taxes

John Fulcher / Nutmegmma.com

HARTFORD, CT — Despite opening the door to Mixed Martial Arts and changing the law last year to make the state more hospitable to combat sports, no MMA events have yet been held in Connecticut outside the two federally recognized tribal casinos. At least two fight promoters say the dearth of events thus far has been about costs.

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April 27, 2018

Female Lawmakers Look To Push Minimum Wage Increase, Other Bills Over Finish Line

by Christine Stuart | Apr 27, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — Democratic female lawmakers and their advocates are putting pressure on legislative leadership to get a number of bills that impact women and families over the finish line.

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OP-ED | Now Is Not The Time To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Wayne Pesce and Scott Dolch | Apr 27, 2018 12:32am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Jobs | Labor | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion

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As anyone who owns a business in Connecticut can attest to, the high cost of doing business in our state and genuine fear of superfluous policy decisions driven by pressing budget problems, is no recipe for success or growth.

The Legislature is currently considering a bill to raise the state’s minimum wage above the current $10.10 per hour. For Connecticut’s grocery stores and restaurants, whose combined workforce consists of tens of thousands of hourly employees, the costs are steep.

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April 19, 2018

Pay Equity Sails Through House

by Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 4:01pm
Posted to: Business | Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is one step closer to attempting to close the gender wage gap by banning employers from asking about a person’s pay history.

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In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

Parker Fiske / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 18, 2018

Minimum Wage Increase Advances

by Christine Stuart | Apr 18, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Budget

Courtesy of CT-N

HARTFORD, CT — Repeatedly calling it an “emotional issue,” the legislature’s Appropriations Committee forwarded a minimum wage increase to the House Tuesday.

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