Connecticut homegrown breweries served as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as part of The Connecticut Mirror’s first “Policy Pairings” series. Watch the panel discussions in their entirety.
As part of The Mirror’s four-part Policy Pairings Series, Tuesday’s event at Hooker Brewing Company in Bloomfield will feature the panel discussion, “CT Business Climate: 2018,” with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, CBIA CEO Joseph Brennan and MetroHartford Alliance CEO Oz Griebel. The event will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. The discussion will focus on the long-term future of Connecticut business, moderated by Mirror Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas.
Connecticut Mirror budget reporter Keith M. Phaneuf and Connecticut Business & Industry Association President Joe Brennan discuss the prospect of business tax increases in the next state budget, which would hurt the most, and whether companies would support Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s transportation initiative this fall.
WASHINGTON – The battle lines drawn over a proposed U.S. trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations are running straight through Connecticut, which has emerged as the home of some of the proposed agreement’s most ardent supporters and bitter foes.
Four Connecticut homegrown breweries will serve as the backdrops for discussion of pressing state issues as The Connecticut Mirror launches its first “Policy Pairings Series.” Two events are scheduled for April and two for May at locations across the state. Tickets are available starting today at ctmirrorpairings.org.
WASHINGTON – Connecticut businesses must begin complying with the Affordable Care Act this year, but the new Republican-led Congress is trying to blunt the impact. Most efforts to change the ACA, however, will put Congress at loggerheads with the White House.
Despite the likelihood of deep spending cuts in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s next budget, the prospects of tax relief for consumers, retired teachers and the working poor are good. But for Connecticut’s businesses – not so much.
Gov. Dan Malloy takes his mantra of “cheaper, cleaner, more reliable” energy to the voters, while his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, emphasizes relying on market forces and evolving technology to bring down energy costs.
A state economy that continues to lag both the region and the nation is Connecticut businesses greatest concern, according to the latest annual survey by the state’s chief business lobby.
Buoyed by a surge of public-sector hiring, Connecticut gained 1,700 jobs in June, dropping its unemployment rate to 6.7 percent, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.
Connecticut’s unemployment rate cracked the 7 percent floor for the first time in five years in April thanks to 2,200 new jobs created, the state Labor Department reported Thursday.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried to stay upbeat Thursday about a legislative session that began with the promise of tax cuts, but ended with this relief being postponed in the face of a projected budget deficit.
A deceptive stock market, weak job growth and federal sequestration combined to turn Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budgetary oasis into a mirage, according to several leading Connecticut economists.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants health plans to pay for the hiring of nine staffers to develop a state-level health reform plan. Business groups say it’s an unfair burden, and at least one says it might not be legal.
Connecticut moved one step closer Thursday toward providing up to $400 million in tax breaks to United Technologies Corp. to trigger a major UTC investment in its research, training and corporate facilities.