by Christine Stuart | Dec 6, 2018 1:44pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Civil Liberties | Election 2018 | Jobs | Labor | Legal | Criminal Justice
HARTFORD, CT — With a larger Democratic majority in the legislature and a Democratic governor, the 46-member Progressive caucus will introduce legislation to increase the minimum wage, implement paid Family and Medical Leave, and legalize recreational cannabis in 2019.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2018 4:21pm
Posted to: Business | Innovation | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Jobs | Taxes | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — The decision to locate Infosys’ Innovation Hub in Hartford involved an incoming governor, an outgoing governor, a number of business leaders, and the academic community.
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by Terry Cowgill | Nov 26, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Corporate Watch | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transparency | Transportation
Ever wonder why most of us don’t trust the government? At the moment, my own reasons have less to do with policy than with those in government who insist on secrecy even when it’s unnecessary.
To wit, the State of Connecticut and its reflexively closed-minded response to a freedom-of-information request for the tax-break package it had offered to Amazon to entice the legendary retailer into locating its second headquarters, known as HQ2, to Hartford or Stamford.
Continue reading "OP-ED | The Amazon ‘State Secret’ and For Whom the Weed Tolls" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2018 3:03pm
Posted to: Business | SCOTUS | State Budget | Taxes | Retail Sector
HARTFORD, CT — Monday will be the last “Cyber Monday” before certain online out-of-state retailers who do business in Connecticut will start being required to add sales tax to every purchase.
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by Barth Keck | Nov 2, 2018 3:55am
Posted to: Business | Election 2018 | Opinion | Winsted
Is Oz Griebel the Ralph Nader of gubernatorial elections? Or is Bob Stefanowski a replay of Trump in 2016?
Continue reading "OP-ED | No Matter What Stefanowski (or Trump) Says, Government Is Not Business" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 22, 2018 11:21am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Poverty | State Budget
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4:15 p.m. ) Democratic candidates say video they found of Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski shows what he really thinks about the minimum wage.
Continue reading "Democratic Candidates: Stefanowski’s Position On Minimum Wage Is ‘Radical’" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 15, 2018 1:59pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 4 p.m.) Democratic lawmakers who serve on the Banking Committee believe Republican gubernatorial nominee Bob Stefanowski’s tenure as CEO of a payday loan company should matter to voters, even if his former company is barred from selling its product in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 10, 2018 1:10pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Election 2018 | Glastonbury
GLASTONBURY, CT — A recent poll found Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ned Lamont has a healthy 22 percent lead over his Republican opponent when it comes to women voters.
Continue reading "Lamont Continues Focus On Women, Economy" »
by Jack Kramer | Oct 8, 2018 9:59am
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Courts | Jobs | Labor | Legal
HARTFORD, CT — A federal district court in Connecticut recently ruled in favor of a job applicant after an employer refused to hire her because she tested positive for marijuana in a pre-employment drug test.
Continue reading "Federal Ruling Demonstrates Difficulty of Medical Marijuana Law for Employers" »