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Connecticut Business and Industry Association

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  • Raise the minimum wage in Connecticut?

    Raise the minimum wage in Connecticut?
    A bill in the legislature would raise the minimum hourly wage in  Connecticut from $8.25 to $9 on July 1 and to $9.75 a year later. It also calls for automatic raises tied to the Consumer Price Index. The Connecticut Business and Industry Association...
  • Business Climate Panned, But It's Not All Grim

    Business Climate Panned, But It's Not All Grim
    Which state has just about the nation's worst business climate? To judge by a recent Forbes magazine article, we're it. But Forbes, though accurately reporting some concerns about Connecticut, doesn't take into account recent signs of hope. (The article...
  • It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending

    It's Not Just The Economy: State Must Cut Spending
    Connecticut, one of the richest states per capita in the union, just can't seem to get on the plus side of the budget ledger. It's past time that it did. Despite a special session of the General Assembly called in December to eliminate a projected...
  • Sizing Up the Results of the Last Legislative Session

    With the General Assembly closed for the rest of the fiscal year, lobbying groups are taking the summer to celebrate victories or lick their wounds. Andrew Markowski of the National Federation of Independent Businesses says the progressive legislation...
  • Connecticut's new medical pot plan will protect patients from getting fired, unless they're getting stoned at work

    Connecticut's new medical pot plan will protect patients from getting fired, unless they're getting stoned at work
    Connecticut’s new law will protect you from getting axed from your job simply for being a medical marijuana patient, but you’d better not show up to work stoned. “It’s really just common sense,” says Erik Williams, head of...
  • Connecticut Department of Labor accuses 18 contractors of payroll fraud

    Connecticut Department of Labor accuses 18 contractors of payroll fraud
    Eighteen contractors got a pretty expensive slap on the wrist last week from the Connecticut Department of Labor for failing to provide employees with unemployment and workers compensation insurance. But it may still have been cheaper for them to skirt...
  • Wyman Says: SustiNet is dead... Dead I tell you... DEAD!

    Think Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol; “Marley was dead: to begin with. There is no doubt whatever about that. The register of his burial was signed by the clergyman, the clerk, the undertaker, and the chief mourner…You will...
  • 'Job creators' don't want to create jobs

    'Job creators' don't want to create jobs
    Gov. Dannel Malloy announced the agenda for his Oct. 6 "Economic Summit" yesterday. It follows his months-long Jobs Tour in which he talked to businesses, labor groups and other stakeholders across the state.  From what I can tell, neither the tour...
  • Big Freebie For Small Businesses

    Small businesses in Connecticut can get free websites from Connecticut Get Your Business Online, a partnership between Google and local partners including Connecticut Business and Industry Association, the Permanent Comission on the Status of Women,...
  • U.S. Economy Should Be "Off and Running in 2012"... But Not in Connecticut

    Good news for the U.S.: The economy is slowly moving toward a recovery. Bad news for Connecticut: The state is expected to lag behind the country in job growth. At a recent meeting of business groups hosted by the Connecticut Business and Industry...
  • State Loses 7,100 Jobs Amid Faint Signs Of Improvement

    Connecticut continued its run of big job losses in March as employers shed 7,100 positions, but the unemployment rate ticked up less than expected, to 7.5 percent from 7.4 percent in February, according to a report released Thursday by the state...