February 21, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2017 4:36pm
A Senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 failed on a split vote, but the House bill passed the Labor and Public Employees Committee by a slim one vote margin after an hour of debate.
by Cara Rosner | February 21, 2017 12:19pm
State officials are worried that a retirement savings plan created last year by the General Assembly — intended to help the roughly 600,000 residents who lack such a plan — will be in jeopardy if Congressional Republicans get their way.
February 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 3:42pm
HARTFORD, CT—He wouldn’t handicap the chances of the General Assembly approving an increase in the minimum wage this year, but Senate President Martin Looney, D-New Haven, said he wouldn’t give up the fight because “it’s the right thing to do.”
February 10, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2017 5:30am
There’s nearly $2 billion in federal funds at stake if the Republican Congress and President Donald Trump move forward with some of the health care changes they’re contemplating as replacements for Obamacare.
January 22, 2017
by Sal Luciano | January 22, 2017 10:00pm
January 12, 2017
by Jack Kramer | January 12, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Emphasizing that the sex industry — especially when it involves underage children — is a form of human trafficking, the Connecticut Trafficking in Persons Council (TIP) is making several legislative recommendations aimed at going after the buyers of sex.
December 16, 2016
by Barth Keck | December 16, 2016 10:00am
At last week’s meeting, state Board of Education member Malia Sieve not only expressed her displeasure with the latest national science test results; she also called out her fellow board members’ Pollyannaish reactions to those results.
December 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | December 13, 2016 5:30am
Even though tinkering with the Social Security hasn’t been one of President-elect Donald Trump’s big initiatives it isn’t stopping a powerful Republican senator from proposing drastic changes to the currently underfunded entitlement program.
November 16, 2016
by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2016 4:02pm
October 10, 2016
by Kristi Allen | October 10, 2016 4:30am
Despite Connecticut’s modest economic growth, the number of families struggling to cover basic household costs has increased since 2010, according to the United Way’s ALICE report released Sunday.