by Susan Bigelow | March 7, 2014 9:24am
The traveling circus that is a visit from the President of the United States arrived in town this week, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy got to play the ringleader. It’s nice work, if you can get it, and it was the highlight of one of the better political weeks the governor has had.
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by Christine Stuart | March 7, 2014 6:30am
The state’s largest teachers union announced Thursday that it no longer supports the teacher evaluation method it participated in creating two years ago.
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by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2014 5:24pm
The Labor Committee approved legislation to raise Connecticut’s minimum wage Tuesday on the eve of a presidential visit to the state in support of the policy.
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by Christine Stuart | March 4, 2014 8:25am
A Quinnipiac University poll found 71 percent of the 1,878 voters surveyed support another increase in the state’s minimum wage.
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by Christine Stuart | February 28, 2014 5:35pm
The state Bond Commission approved $510 million in general obligation bonds Friday for a variety of projects, which sparked a debate over whether the state is borrowing too much money.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 28, 2014 1:52pm
After days in the national spotlight and looking forward to a presidential visit on the subject next week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday he enjoys the politics of the debate over the minimum wage.
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by Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2014 6:30am
Two legislative committees will hold hearings Thursday on issues related to the conversion of nonprofit hospitals to for-profit models.
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by Christine Stuart | February 25, 2014 5:30pm
The Insurance and Real Estate Committee removed the teeth from a bill Tuesday that would have directed Connecticut’s insurance exchange to actively negotiate with insurance carriers to lower the cost of monthly insurance premiums.
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by Christine Stuart | February 24, 2014 2:19pm
U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez might as well have been preaching to the choir Monday when he visited Hartford to promote an increase in the minimum wage.
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by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2014 4:36pm
Government budgets may be shrinking and demand for social services may be growing, but a group of investors and advocates believe they’ve come up with an answer that addresses some of society’s problems and doesn’t cost taxpayers a dime.
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