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Driving Connecticut’s economy and fiscal recovery with legalization of recreational marijuana

Connecticut never recovered from the Great Recession. Employment recovery stopped 17,000 jobs shy of its previous peak; the value of gross state output (GSP, similar to national GDP) fell for years, contracting 9.1%, before a modest recovery. In February 2020 it was still about six percent below its previous peak. In sum, Connecticut had the worst economic performance of any state.

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PLAs are just schemes to box out non-union competition

In an opinion piece appearing in the CTMirror on March 18, authors John Harrity of the CT Roundtable on Climate and Jobs and Samantha Dynowski of the Sierra Club of CT argue in favor of a proposal, SB 999, which would ensure government mandated Project Labor Agreements (PLA) be used on renewable energy construction projects. They argue the use of PLAs would usher in a “just” transition to a green economy. Nothing is further from the truth.