March 25, 2015
by Timothy Herbst | March 25, 2015 3:00pm
Connecticut residents have weathered their fair share of corruption in government, and as a result hold a certain amount of healthy skepticism for those who hold public office. This is why I am deeply troubled by efforts being undertaken by some elected officials in Bridgeport and Hartford to obfuscate legislation that would prevent a privileged few from financially benefiting from their elected office.
March 12, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:24pm
by Terry Cowgill | March 12, 2015 4:10pm
Beyond establishing a floor below which no one should be allowed to sink, should the state involve itself in setting wages for certain types of workers? That is the real question that should be asked as the General Assembly’s Labor Committee hears testimony about increasing the minimum wage for tipped workers.
by Mary E. O'Leary | March 12, 2015 11:30am
As the legislature looks to rein in medical expenses, state Senate leaders blamed hospital consolidations and the purchase of physician practices for ballooning costs and an increasing threat to physicians who may want to remain independent.
March 10, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 4:00pm
The same day President Barack Obama signed a memorandum directing federal agencies to do more to help student loan borrowers, the legislature’s Banking Committee passed legislation increasing regulation of lenders.
by Jordan Fenster | March 10, 2015 1:08pm
by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2015 5:30am
March 8, 2015
by Eric Gjede | March 8, 2015 8:34pm
Every year, various groups show up at the state Capitol with ideas to change the rules in Connecticut workplaces. In a bygone age when local businesses were only competing against each other, many of these changes had an even-handed effect.
March 6, 2015
by Lori Pelletier | March 6, 2015 1:14am
Every year, those seeking to lower wages make the claim that construction workers’ wages are the single largest contributing factor to construction costs; and, every year, advocates for labor and workers expend a tremendous amount of effort debunking this myth.
Tags: Lori J. Pelletier, soft costs, prevailing wage, hard costs, cheap labor, unions, mc
March 5, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 5, 2015 5:41pm
Connecticut was one of the first states to pass a Family and Medical Leave Act in the 1990s, and a coalition is hoping it maintains its edge by passing a bill to ensure that it’s paid leave.