In an article headlined “Bad Budget News? Some States Just Bury It.” Connecticut is one of two states selected as a poster child for what a national publication describes as “hindering transparency.”
The Connecticut policy that brought the unwelcome attention was put in place last year. As Governing explains:
“Connecticut ended its practice of […]
Employers nationwide are slightly more optimistic about hiring in the first quarter of 2017 than employers in Connecticut, according to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, although both expect to hire at a favorable pace during the first quarter of 2017.
From January to March, 17 percent of Connecticut companies interviewed plan to hire more employees, […]
Connecticut’s Office of State Treasurer has long been responsible for what is described as “unclaimed property” – assets that rightful owners have lost track of – as well as efforts to reunite people with their money. Now, the State Department of Insurance is getting into the “lost and found” business, too.
Insurance Commissioner Katharine L. […]
Where in Connecticut are the fastest growing technology companies? New Haven, Branford, Trumbull, Madison, Norwalk, and Farmington.
Seven Connecticut companies earned a ranking rank on the recently released 2016 Technology Fast 500 rankings of the fastest-growing tech companies in North America, compiled by professional-services firm Deloitte. That’s the same number of Connecticut firms on last […]
Connecticut is “in a rut”according to one regional newspaper, while another is reporting on plans by a local company to hire 14,000 workers during the next decade. Bad news and good news, simultaneously.
“Ten years ago, it was the undisputed economic king of New England, with average incomes 13 percent higher than Massachusetts and 40 […]
“The State of Black Hartford,” published more than two decades after a landmark sociological text originally published in 1994, squarely focuses on education as the overriding issue on which Hartford’s future, and Connecticut’s, will be determined, flatly stating that “the future of Hartford rests with how we educate our children so they can contribute to the […]
Saying bye-bye to a used mattress in Connecticut has changed dramatically during the past year-and-a-half, as Connecticut became one of only three states in the nation to institute a statewide mattress recycling program. The initiative, approved by the state legislature two years ago and underway since May 2015, has gained a solid foothold here, according […]
If you’re looking for a Panera location in Connecticut, check twice before you head out for a sandwich. There may be a new location opening nearby, or the locale you’re familiar with may have already closed its doors.
The churn at Panera may not be unusual, but it did come as an unwelcome surprise to […]
The news media focused on New Haven is undergoing some changes, as one publication ends, a new electronic weekly business news round-up is about to begin, and a longtime local business paper is changing its subscription system, reducing the number of non-paying subscribers.
New Haven Living magazine, published by the Hartford Courant Media Group […]
Connecticut’s unemployment rate in the construction industry remained among the highest in the U.S., ranked 39th among the 50 states in October, although the year-over-year change was the 12th best in the country. Connecticut’s October unemployment rate in the industry was 6.7 percent, higher than the U.S. average of 5.7 percent, according to data released […]
Obscured in recent months by the intense presidential campaign, the furor over the price of pharmaceutical company Mylan’s life-saving EpiPen may be moving back to center stage in Washington as questions continue about Connecticut’s policy and the varying impact on school districts across the state. The EpiPen is the widely used medical device that quickly […]
The only state that is a better place to live in than Connecticut is Massachusetts, according to a new survey of key data. Connecticut was ranked second when the website 24/7 Wall St. reviewed three statewide social and economic measures — poverty rate, educational attainment, and life expectancy at birth — to rank each state’s […]
Seven in 10 Connecticut residents say overall business conditions in the state are either better or the same as six months ago, according to the quarterly Inform CT Consumer Confidence Survey, and 75 percent expect conditions to either remain the same or improve in the next six months.
The latest survey, covering the third quarter […]
“Stop with the financial games and own up to the problem.” That was the succinct comment provided to the 24-member state Spending Cap Commission by Darien resident Ken Weil at a public hearing this fall. Small business owner Justin Higgins, of Orange, added that citizens should “always know where we stand financially without loopholes and […]
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