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Campaign finance, minimum wage bills in the mix despite budget crush

With a little more than two weeks remaining until the session’s June 7 adjournment deadline, dozens of bills unrelated to the state’s budget are certain to be voted upon. Legislative leaders say campaign finance reform and a minimum wage increase are among the contentious issues that could come up in the session’s final days. Continue Reading →

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Progressives struggle to regain momentum on labor bills

The Democratic leader of the evenly divided state Senate led the kickoff Thursday of an uphill campaign to raise the $10.10 minimum wage to $15 on Jan. 1, 2022, and also make Connecticut the fifth state in the U.S. to enact a worker-funded insurance program of paid medical leave. Continue Reading →

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Report: CT is too reliant on low-wage jobs

Slow wage growth, an increasing reliance on low-wage jobs, and “persistently high unemployment” among minorities and workers without a college degree are threatening Connecticut’s long-term well-being, according to the annual Labor Day report from Connecticut Voices for Children. Continue Reading →

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CT delegates head to Philly seeking unity – and an end for Trump

WASHINGTON — Connecticut Democrats at their party’s convention in Philadelphia probably won’t face the kind of drama displayed at last week’s Republican gathering in Cleveland, with its charges of plagiarism in Melania Trump’s speech and a floor fight by anti-Trump forces — but they won’t be spared controversy. Continue Reading →

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CT lawmakers, advocates open to new Puerto Rico bill

WASHINGTON — A rare compromise between the White House and House Republicans on how to help Puerto Rico has received cautious acceptance from Connecticut lawmakers and advocates who had rejected previous congressional efforts to help an island mired in a severe financial crisis. Continue Reading →

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Malloy’s New Year’s resolution is to be ‘aggressive’

It is a holiday week, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is relaxed, at least on the Malloy scale. The New Year marks a midpoint in Malloy’s own up-and-down journey as governor, a natural moment for introspection, to assess where he’s been and think about what lies ahead, starting Wednesday when he begins a second term with a small inaugural parade and an address to a joint session of the General Assembly. Continue Reading →

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Connecticut becomes first state to pass $10.10 minimum wage

On partisan votes in both chambers, the Connecticut General Assembly passed a bill Wednesday that increases the state’s minimum wage to $10.10 by 2017. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will sign the bill into law Thursday night at the restaurant in New Britain visited by President Obama before a recent rally. Continue Reading →

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