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May 11, 2018

ANALYSIS | Legislative Triage: The Winners and Losers of the 2018 Session

by Christine Stuart and Jack Kramer | May 11, 2018 9:56am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Civil Liberties | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election Policy | Equality | Gaming | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Immigration | Insurance | Law Enforcement | Labor | Public Health | Poverty | Public Safety | Sports | State Budget | Transportation | Tribes | Veterans Affairs

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HARTFORD, CT—As another session of the General Assembly comes to a close with a mad scramble against the clock, let’s take a look at some of the bills that passed and others that came up short and will be left up to some future legislature and governor to tackle.

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May 10, 2018

Minimum Wage Increase Doesn’t Get A Vote

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2018 10:43am
Posted to: Business | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — When the legislative dust cleared, a proposal to increase Connecticut’s minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2020 failed to gain any traction and never made it to a vote in either chamber.

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May 9, 2018

Senate Forwards NDA Threshold Bill To House

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2018 10:17am
Posted to: Business | Equality | Ethics | Labor | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — The Senate unanimously passed a bill Tuesday that would change how non-disclosure agreements work for state agencies and quasi-public agencies.

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May 5, 2018

Senate Helps Workers Avoid Strike, Sends Wage Increase To Gov

by Christine Stuart | May 5, 2018 5:11pm
Posted to: Labor | Legal | Nonprofits

HARTFORD, CT — The Senate voted 29-4 with three Republican Senators absent to help avoid a strike and give many more workers who care for the intellectually and developmentally disabled a raise to $14.75 an hour.

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May 3, 2018

Municipal Lobby Makes Final Push To Protect Emergency Reserves From Labor

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2018 12:22pm
Posted to: Town News | North Haven | Labor | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — Local mayors and first selectmen don’t want to be punished for handling their budgets responsibly over the years, and they say what’s in their Rainy Day Fund shouldn’t impact the results of a labor dispute.

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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

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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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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

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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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