Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislators on Thursday outlined similar agendas for the remaining nine weeks of the 2018 legislative session: Pay equity, expanded sick time and other workplace issues largely directed to women, a constituency that polls indicate has further tilted toward Democrats since the election of President Trump.
In the worlds of business and labor, Connecticut’s political identity is shaped by the partisan and ideological collisions that take place this time of year in the legislature’s Labor and Public Employees Committee. Inch for inch, its agenda Thursday had more controversial issues than most committees confront in a year.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says fears over a ground-breaking state law mandating paid sick days were unrealized, but he demurred when asked Tuesday if he is ready to seek an expansion of a law that now has a limited reach.
WASHINGTON — Concerns by the business community that Connecticut’s sick leave policy would be a “job killer,” driving employers out of the state, is a myth, say authors of a study on the policy’s impact.