As COVID cases have spiked and the governor resists a mask mandate, shops and restaurants are on their own.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed Friday to roll back about $220 million in business tax hikes before they take effect in the new two-year state budget July 1 and replace them with still-to-be-identified spending cuts. Legislative leaders offered no ready endorsement, saying they will review the plan.
Despite 5,800 jobs added to the Connecticut economy in May, the state’s unemployment rate remained unchanged at 6.9 percent, the Labor Department reported Thursday.
On Monday the Obama administration announced another delay in rolling out the Affordable Care Act, weakening the requirement to offer coverage next year for large employers and postponing it for smaller ones. Here’s what it means.
The Obama administration on Monday announced that the federal health law’s controversial employer mandate would be delayed again for mid-sized employers and that large companies would get a break on their coverage requirements next year.
The Obama administration’s plan to delay a health insurance requirement for large employers comes as a relief for businesses grappling with the new law, but the lag won’t have a dramatic effect on the overall expansion of health care coverage, business and health care experts in Connecticut say.
Groups representing Connecticut businesses Thursday were wary of the Supreme Court’s landmark health care decision, concerned it will drive up costs and even prompt some small businesses to stop offering health insurance altogether.
With the U.S. Supreme Court to rule this week or next on national health care reform, Connecticut officials are holding their collective breath, waiting to see if they must choose between cutting health care benefits for the poor and spending more state money to replace the hundreds of millions in federal dollars that will vanish.