July 1, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | July 1, 2015 1:47pm
In a bid to address income inequality nationwide, President Barack Obama announced his proposal to extend overtime pay Tuesday, a ruling that updates a significant labor regulation and would result in larger paychecks for nearly 5 million workers.
June 29, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2015 9:43pm
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke about trickle-down economics and also offered her thoughts on some of the Republican presidential candidates Monday to about 1,300 Democrats at the party’s largest fundraiser of the year.
June 25, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 25, 2015 2:54pm
Connecticut’s elected and appointed officials applauded the U.S. Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision Thursday upholding the distribution of subsidies under the Affordable Care Act.
June 23, 2015
by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2015 2:43pm
As Congress moves toward “fast-tracking” approval of large international trade bills, a growing number of Connecticut companies are exporting products to other countries, according to a recent survey by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.
Tags: trade, export, import, Richard Blumenthal, U.S. Senate, CBIA, dh
June 16, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | June 16, 2015 8:30am
Maybe Rep. Himes should take a page out of John Oliver’s book. In the most recent episode of HBO’s Last Week Tonight, host Oliver acknowledges that nobody had actually read the 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture, the public version of which is more than 500 pages long.
Tags: Jim Himes, DC News Junkie, war on terror, terrorism, Joe Lieberman, counter-terrorism, civil liberties, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board, PCLOB, Helen Mirren, Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978, Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Enhancement Act, Last Week Tonight, Jim Himes, John Oliver, 2014 Senate Intelligence Committee Report on Torture, dh
June 15, 2015
by Cara Rosner | June 15, 2015 1:35pm
June 12, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | June 12, 2015 5:30am
June 10, 2015
by Madeline Stocker | June 10, 2015 2:08pm
In what some are defining as the most monumental wage-related government intervention of the decade, the U.S. Labor Department could propose a rule this week that doubles the income threshold required to receive overtime pay.
June 8, 2015
by Christine Stuart | June 8, 2015 1:13am
May 5, 2015
by Jordan Fenster | May 5, 2015 5:31am
Call it “battle of the bans.” Or maybe ask, “Why did the chicken cross the Pacific?” Fear of poultry-borne illness in two of the world’s largest chicken-consuming countries means the birds probably won’t be crossing too many oceans.