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Posted inCT Viewpoints

Sharing prosperity to improve lives of Connecticut families

A recently released study by University of Connecticut economists says that the passage of a bill to impose a fee on employers who pay low wages would produce thousands of new jobs and millions of dollars in additional state revenue. It is heartening to know that when we share our wealth and ensure that costs are appropriately distributed we can indeed create a thriving state economy.

Posted inEducation

Fact check: Who really protected teacher pension funding?

Since their endorsement of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, leaders of the largest teachers’ union in Connecticut have portrayed the governor as defender of what teachers worry about most: the future of their pensions. But while touting Malloy as the first governor to “fully fund” the long-neglected pension system, the leadership message of the Connecticut Education Association doesn’t mention that Malloy had little choice but to do so.