by Martin Looney & Joe Aresimowicz | July 17, 2014 5:30am
As our citizens approach retirement, far too many of them rely exclusively on Social Security as retirement income. While Social Security has lifted many senior citizens out of abject poverty, it does not in fact provide a decent living for those with no other source of retirement income. This problem will become one of extraordinary urgency as more and more baby boomers reach retirement age.
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by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2014 12:00pm
The Connecticut Retirement Plans and Trust Funds, along with a coalition of institutional investors, called on tech giant Google Inc. to increase its disclosure of its lobbying activities.
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by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2014 5:55pm
Democratic lawmakers want to make sure private companies offer their employees an opportunity to invest in a retirement plan so they formed the Connecticut Retirement Security Board as part of the state budget.
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by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2014 3:12pm
Should the government require employers to give their employees an option to invest in a retirement fund run by state officials?
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by Suzanne Bates | March 28, 2014 10:00am
It is true that collectively we are not saving enough for retirement, but the “Retirement for All” bill making its way through the statehouse is not the answer.
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by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2014 5:30am
When it comes to creating a retirement plan for all Connecticut residents there are still more questions than answers as lawmakers seek to find ways to ensure residents are retiring on more than Social Security.
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by Christine Stuart | March 6, 2014 1:45pm
Fitch Ratings maintained its AA rating for Connecticut bonds in anticipation of the sale of $400 million in general obligation bonds later this month. That’s the good news. The bad news is that Fitch also maintained its negative outlook of the state based on “budget vulnerability.”
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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 Christine Stuart | February 12, 2014 6:30am
A group of former state employee union members, some of whom wanted to change unions after the animosity created by the 2011 concession package, are suing the state and its union in a class-action complaint.
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by Christine Stuart | February 11, 2014 2:11pm
Union officials, a retired couple, and a self-employed graphic designer from Stonington described the need Tuesday for the state to set up a public retirement account for all Connecticut residents.
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