February 20, 2017
by Sal Luciano | February 20, 2017 10:00pm
Back in the heyday of the Tea Party, the “12 cookies” joke made the rounds. It went like this:
A CEO, a Tea Party member and public employee sit at a table, with 12 cookies on a plate. The CEO grabs 11 cookies and tells the Tea Party member, “You better watch him. He wants your cookie.”
February 22, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 11:30am
by Christine Stuart | February 22, 2017 5:30am
He was just one of many Tuesday left by themselves under a fluorescent light in a small cell with a bunk, but unlike the estimated 80,000 inmates nationwide in solitary confinement, Sen. Gary Winfield, D-New Haven, was able to leave after two hours.
February 21, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2017 4:36pm
A Senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 failed on a split vote, but the House bill passed the Labor and Public Employees Committee by a slim one vote margin after an hour of debate.
by Jack Kramer | February 21, 2017 3:11pm
HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, just back from an annual security conference in Munich, said “it is hard to over-hype how badly America’s image and influence has been damaged” since President Donald Trump took office.
by Cara Rosner | February 21, 2017 12:19pm
State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.
by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2017 5:30am
He was able to convince the legislature, but State Comptroller Kevin Lembo was unable to convince Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year to sign a bill that would allow for the examination of certain business tax credits and economic incentives.
February 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 3:30pm
Under attack for decades of bad decisions regarding their pensions, Connecticut’s labor unions are uniting to fight back against a bill that would exempt retirement benefits from collective bargaining.
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:37pm
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm
The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.