Walmart

Recent Posts

Labor, advocacy groups call for tax hikes instead of budget cuts

A top Connecticut labor leader blasted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget as continuing “to protect the very, very wealthy,” offering a counterpoint to the governor’s call for deep spending cuts and state workforce reductions, and to the broader aversion among many legislators to the idea of raising taxes for a second consecutive year. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , ,

CT senators introduce bill to close ‘loophole’ in checks of gun buyers

WASHINGTON – Joined by several of their Democratic colleagues, Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Wednesday fulfilled a promise to introduce a bill aimed at closing a “loophole” in federal gun laws that allows a gun sale to proceed if an FBI background check is not completed in 72 hours. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Malloy says there is ‘consensus’ on tax hike rollbacks

One day after House Democratic leaders said they had just began to discuss Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s last-minute budget proposals, the governor declared Wednesday there already is a “consensus” agreement to roll back two controversial tax hikes. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,

Stymied in Washington, labor still finds friends in Hartford

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. Continue Reading →

Filed under: , , , , , , ,