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July 2, 2015

Malloy Vetoes Municipal Double-Dipping

by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 4:56pm

christine stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have allowed municipal employees to double dip, collecting a pension and a salary at the same time.

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Administration Walks Back Decision on Nursing Home Funding

by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 1:17pm

CTNJ file photo Democratic lawmakers defended budget language earlier this week that said more money would go to union nursing homes than non-union nursing homes. But as it turns out, that the formula will need to be changed.

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Paid Family Leave Is Reborn

by Elizabeth Regan | July 2, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo Budget adjustments signed into law Tuesday mean the state is on the road to adopting paid family and medical leave, but state leaders disagree about how long the road will be and where it will end.

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June 30, 2015

Republicans Ask Labor Commissioner To Apply for Waiver

by Cara Rosner | June 30, 2015 3:43pm

Republican lawmakers and business advocates are asking the Department of Labor commissioner to seek a waiver from the federal government - which would mitigate businesses’ rising unemployment tax burden - by a quickly approaching deadline Wednesday.

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June 29, 2015

Association Says Nursing Home Allocation Violates Federal Law

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2015 5:29am

CTNJ file photo The state’s largest association of skilled nursing facilities says the way lawmakers are planning to distribute funds to nursing homes violates federal law.

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June 26, 2015

Malloy Vetoes 3 Bills

by Christine Stuart | June 26, 2015 3:33pm

shutterstock (Updated 5 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed three bills Friday related to the state’s education system.

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June 25, 2015

Legislative Leaders and Governor’s Office Close to Deal on Revised Budget Plan

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:29pm

Elizabeth Regan Legislative leaders and members of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration were meeting Thursday night to hash out a budget plan that rolls back some business taxes and doesn’t cut too much spending, but finds just the right balance to win approval.

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As Special Session Looms, More Public Statements Against Corporate Greed

by Elizabeth Regan | June 25, 2015 5:30am

Elizabeth Regan A group of approximately 25 people delivered a message, complete with an invoice for $2.2 billion, to a Hartford Wal-Mart manager Wednesday morning to protest the effect of untaxed corporate assets on the Connecticut economy.

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June 23, 2015

Concerned About Cuts, Recipients and Human Service Providers Remind Lawmakers That ‘People Matter’

by Elizabeth Regan | June 23, 2015 6:00pm

Advocates for human and social services were lined up outside the closed doors of the House Majority Caucus room at the state capitol Tuesday as Democratic lawmakers got up to speed on the latest developments in the state budget process.

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OP-ED | Major Step in Curtailing Wage Theft Merits Support

by James Bhandary-Alexander | June 23, 2015 12:22pm

Wage theft occurs when employees are not lawfully paid the minimum wage, an overtime premium, or for every hour they worked. Connecticut residents need to be able to count on a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. But wage theft does not just cheat workers, it also cheats law-abiding employers and the economy as a whole.

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