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September 24, 2014

Foley Pitches Car Tax Reduction and Cap As Part of Urban Strategy

by Christine Stuart | September 24, 2014 5:31pm

Christine Stuart photo One of the centerpieces to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s urban policy agenda is a proposal to cut the car tax rate in any city or town where it’s higher than 30 mills.

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September 19, 2014

August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2014 6:24am

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 9, 2014

Malloy Touts Progress, Makes Urban Jobs Pitch

by Staff Report | September 9, 2014 5:28am

DOUG HARDY / CTNEWSJUNKIE Criticized in the past for not focusing enough on growing jobs in urban areas, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Hartford’s north end Monday to unveil plans to boost employment in Connecticut’s cities during his second term.

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September 5, 2014

Business Survey Reveals ‘Cautious Optimism’

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2014 1:27pm

Christine Stuart photo An annual survey of Connecticut businesses revealed “cautious optimism” among the respondents. At least 35 percent of companies said they were growing, while 54 percent reported they were “holding steady.”

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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am

For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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August 27, 2014

Report: Connecticut’s Living Wage Is $19.08 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | August 27, 2014 12:34pm

A national research group released a report Tuesday that concluded the living wage for a single adult in Connecticut is $19.08 an hour.

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August 20, 2014

Biden Lauds Manufacturing, Raises Money In Connecticut

by Hugh McQuaid | August 20, 2014 3:41pm

Office of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy Photo The United States is “on the cusp” of regaining its status as the world’s leading manufacturing country, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday during one of three stops in Connecticut.

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August 15, 2014

Malloy Promotes Sales Tax Free Week, Touts Employment Gains

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2014 3:26pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy promised the owners of Mickey Finn’s on Friday that he would be back with his son this weekend to purchase a pair of T.K. Axel Brand jeans.

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August 12, 2014

Malloy Joins White House Call On Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | August 12, 2014 4:25pm

CTNJ file photo While his Republican opponents were duking it out at the polls Gov Dannel P. Malloy joined White House officials Tuesday afternoon for a conference call on the minimum wage.

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August 7, 2014

Executives: Connecticut Economy Still Lagging

by Staff Report | August 7, 2014 11:53am

CTNJ file photo A quarterly survey of business executives by the Connecticut Business and Industry Association found that 84 percent expect business conditions for their companies to improve or remain the same over the next three months.

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