Incoming Gov. Ned Lamont’s transition team looked at the state’s economy and business climate and declared, “Given the current fiscal pressures and environment in Connecticut, an economic development and pro-growth platform must have the laser-like focus of the new administration.”
If the new administration follows through on that pointed recommendation, it will do so with […]
by Supriyo B. Chatterjee, MSc MBA MA (Econ)
The post ‘Connecting Connecticut’s EdTech Community’ by Doug Casey (Executive Director, Connecticut Commission for Educational Technology)2 gave an overview of Connecticut’s EdTech ecosystem. It described the need to connect the various entities in the fragmented
ecosystem to form an ‘Education Innovation Cluster’. This brief note provides […]
In a settlement described as “the most significant engagement to date by state attorneys general involving a national bank without a federal law enforcement partner, Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen announced that Wells Fargo Bank N.A. will pay $575 million to resolve claims that the bank violated state consumer protection laws by (1) opening millions […]
Connecticut’s Insurance Department has issued its 2018 Consumer Report Card on Health Plans in Connecticut, providing consumers with an updated snapshot of 12 health carriers in the Connecticut marketplace. The goal: to help consumers make informed choices when choosing a health plan.
“The Department’s annual Report Card is designed to deliver side-by-side comparisons of […]
Connecticut is fifth, but Michigan has been first for five consecutive years in an annual comparison of car insurance rates. Connecticut is 34 percent more expensive than the national average, according to the criteria used in the state-to-state comparison.
When the website insure.com looked to compare car insurance rates, they worked with Quadrant Information […]
Hartford is surging. So says Inc. magazine, in the latest ranking of the leading “Surge Cities” in the U.S. – the 50 Best Places in America for Starting a Business. Of Hartford, which ranked number 46, the publication said “Hartford gets its groove back by doubling down on manufacturing–and social impact startups.”
Hartford ranked […]
With the ghosts of Hartford Whalers past brought back to life for a one-night stand in Raleigh, North Carolina this past weekend, a glimpse at attendance numbers may give some perspective on what was, what is, and what might have been.
The Carolina Hurricanes home attendance in the 31-team National Hockey League ranks 29th in […]
by Kate Dwyer
This was originally published on December 4, 2018 by the Connecticut General Assembly’s Office of Legislative Research as a Research Report.
Under state law, sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited as a discriminatory employment practice. As such, violators may be subject to both civil and criminal penalties. In addition to the […]
Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen has initiated a lawsuit against Stamford-based Purdue Pharma and several current and former members of Purdue’s management and board of directors alleging that they designed, financed and waged a pervasive and aggressive campaign to mislead doctors and patients, claiming that prescription opioid medications manufactured and marketed by the company were […]
Attorneys for ratepayers, efficiency businesses and environmental organizations have filed an appeal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in New York , asking the appellate court to reverse an October 25 U.S. District Court decision that denied plaintiffs a remedy in their lawsuit to force the State of Connecticut to restore […]
by Sunil Bhatia
I would like to begin by sharing with you some reflections on my summer reading.
I read a New York Times article about children who were separated from their parents at the U.S. border. Leitica, a petite, 12-year-old girl from Guatemala and her younger brother, Walter, were separated from their mother when […]
The numbers have diminished during the past decade, but the percentage has remained relatively constant. About 93 percent of students attending the state’s four regional universities – Central, Eastern, Southern and Western – are from Connecticut. During that time, the student population has dropped from an all-time high of just over 36,000 in 2010, to […]
Will insurance be as much the story of Hartford’s future as it was in the Insurance City’s past? It is a distinct possibility if the combination of a strong insurance pedigree and receptivity to technological innovation come together as the organizers of the Hartford InsurTech Hub hope.
Early next year, the city will witness […]
An analysis to determine the top 20 companies across the globe that are “profiting the most from war,” finds two with Connecticut connections. Virginia’s General Dynamics, parent company of Groton-based Electric Boat is ranked at #6 and Farmington-headquartered United Technologies is at #11.
In its analysis, the website 24/7 Wall St. indicated that “global […]