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Public option health insurance bills clear committee


Legislation that would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, winning a favorable vote from the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

CT biz will adjust to $15 min. wage; state will be stronger for it

David Cooper |

As Connecticut lawmakers consider raising the state minimum wage to $15 an hour, some businesses may be thinking, “How could we possibly make that work?”

Three seasons in, Hartford's $71M ballpark has sparked new energy but not promised development

Gregory Seay |

Hartford's Dunkin' Donuts Park has found early success drawing plaudits for its design and fan experience. However, it has yet to attain the one goal for which it was built: Economic revival of the...

Committee advances health insurance 'public option' bill

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut small businesses would be able to join the state's health insurance plan, under a piece of legislation that just received a favorable committee vote.

Opponents take aim at Lamont's sales tax expansion plan

Joe Cooper |

Add the legal industry to the list of professional-service providers opposed to Gov. Ned Lamont's pitch to dramatically broaden the state's sales tax.

Biz lobby, paid-leave advocates spar over 'competitiveness'

Joe Cooper |

Citing a recent survey, the state's largest business lobby says most of its members are concerned about legislation that would mandate paid family and medical leave.

Advocates press for a wider definition of family in paid leave bill


When Anne Hughes learned that her godson was in late stage kidney failure, she jumped on a train to Washington D.C. and volunteered for a round of testing.

Lamont: ‘As a small-business person…’


Gov. Ned Lamont stressed his small-business background Friday in pushing back at a proposal by labor Democrats to require payment of the minimum wage to trainees and then offering support for the...

Farmington's HRP Associates spotlights succession-planning challenges

Gregory Seay |

Daniel Titus and Tad Goetcheus have witnessed four leadership successions at HRP Associates Inc., the closely held Farmington environmental engineering services firm where they have each worked for...

$15 minimum wage to be aired at Capitol

Joe Cooper |

Several bills calling to increase Connecticut's minimum wage to $15 per hour will be aired Thursday at the state Capitol.

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