"Before lawmakers demand one more cent from Connecticut's taxpayers... we respectfully ask them first to ensure that they're spending the money we've already entrusted to them wisely."
-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol
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It’s not uncommon during the election cycle for business owners to complain to politicians about cumbersome regulations that sap their time and resources. The Connecticut Department of Labor tried to ease the burden on business owners in 2002 when it launched a new...read more
Connecticut remained dead last in the nation for personal income growth since 2007 in the latest analysis by Pew Charitable Trusts.read more
It seemed like a great deal for Connecticut. Until it wasn’t.read more
My two-year old grandson, Kellan, who lives in Connecticut is in trouble, but doesn’t know it yet. I haven’t had the heart to tell him he owes some money, some BIG money. At stake is my grandson’s economic future, and his chances of getting a solid career here in the state are dwindling.read more
The national AFL-CIO has tapped Working America, its political affiliate based in Washington D.C., to send canvassers to Connecticut for a “union member mobilization effort” and to talk with members about “the importance of the 2018 election cycle,” according to an email from AFSCME Council 4 Executive Director Jody Barr.read more
If the accused were trying to “stick it to the man,” they stuck it to the wrong one – the taxpayers who have been forced to subsidize these bad decisions through higher taxes.read more
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