The Senate voted for a bill guaranteeing employees of national retailers, franchises and restaurant and hotel chains stable shift schedules.
Connecticut Restaurant Association
Lamont closed the restaurants. Now he is their promoter.
A year after Gov. Ned Lamont banned indoor dining due to COVID-19, the industry has welcomed him as its savior.
Connecticut businesses could owe up to $1 billion in unemployment taxes. They want the state to cover it with federal relief funds.
Business leaders said the state’s economy simply can’t recover if companies remain on the hook to cover the debt.
Restaurants were the hardest hit industry by COVID closures. But they had a plan.
Connecticut’s restaurant owners opted to engage the Lamont administration over COVID, not fight it. They think they were right.
Connecticut offers restaurants, others a ‘bridge’ to coming federal relief
Connecticut will distribute $35 million to restaurants and other businesses as a bridge to pandemic relief coming from Washington.
CT residents brace for a lump of coal in their stockings
The latest U.S. Census survey shows fears of lost income that experts say could shatter Connecticut’s already-fragile economy in 2021.
COVID-19 hospitalizations surge as state prepares for holiday weekend
While coronavirus-related hospitalizations surged, Gov. Ned Lamont again pledged to impose steep fines on businesses that flout pandemic capacity rules.
Lamont easing COVID restrictions: ‘We’ve earned the right.’
Theaters can reopen on a limited basis, and restaurants and wedding venues can increase capacity.
Connecticut takes its first tentative steps to reopening
Only 25% of restaurants are expected to take advantage of the first easing of the COVID-19 restrictions in Connecticut today.
This meal, finally, comes with a public hearing
The original version of the restaurant bill was rammed through without notice or debate.
Lamont offers middle ground on restaurant wage fight
The governor would limit damages faced by restaurants that relied on DOL advice in calculating wages.
Tentative deal expected soon on restaurant wage bill
House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Gov. Ned Lamont both expressed confidence Monday they could strike a compromise deal on restaurant-server wage legislation by the end of next week.