December 21, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 12:00am
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February 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2015 8:30am
February 26, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm
The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.
February 12, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | February 12, 2015 7:52pm
Just when everyone was starting to express some cautious optimism about the job market in Connecticut, Gallup’s poll listing Connecticut in last place for job creation felt like a sucker punch to our collective guts.
Tags: Tenet, jobs, Family Medical Leave Insurance, CBIA, opinion, Suzanne Bates, mc
by Lori Pelletier | February 12, 2015 4:33pm
Now that the economy is starting to rebound from the Great Recession, the question is not simply how many jobs are we creating, but are we creating jobs that raise wages for all? To ensure a strong recovery, we need family-sustaining wages. And the answer is clear: the best solution to low, stagnant wages is to join a union.
by Sarah Paduano | February 12, 2015 5:30am
Owners and managers of the state’s auto dealerships rallied Wednesday against a bill that would allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell cars directly to Connecticut residents, telling legislators the measure jeopardizes consumer safeguards and jobs.
Tags: Tesla, electric cars, auto dealers, james fleming, transportation, js
February 10, 2015
by Carolyn Treiss | February 10, 2015 1:10pm
What do a beautiful newborn baby and an old woman with dementia have in common? They both need lots of care and both underscore the hypocrisy of a society that claims to place family values above all else, but does precious little to support policies that would actually make taking care of babies, elders and ourselves economically feasible, practical and humane. It is time to change that.
February 6, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 2:02pm
by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am
Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.
Tags: Edwin Vargas, Juan Candelaria, New Haven, Hartford, marijuana, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Colorado, Washington, Oregon, drugs, dh, js
February 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am
Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.