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Trucking companies from across Connecticut said the plan to install tolls on Connecticut’s highways would cost their companies upwards of $500,000 per year in a video released by the Motor Transport Association of Connecticut. Trucking company owners from...read more
Want to know how to take better photographs with your iPhone? Or how to “Know Thyself? Or how to use humor to reduce stress at work and at home? Those are a few courses the state of Connecticut offers its employees through the state’s In-Service Training, provided...read more
Connecticut Democrats have made implementing a paid family medical leave bill a top priority this session, and a committee bill is set to receive a public hearing before the Labor and Public Employees Committee today. The FMLA program would be funded by a payroll tax...read more
A proposal to increase the Connecticut sales tax by .5 percent and send the increased revenue to municipalities received a public hearing on Wednesday before the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee. Senate President Pro Tempore Martin Looney, D-New Haven, testified...read more
Three years after SEIU 1199 ignored requests by Connecticut prison nurse Cheryl Spano Lonis to have her dues donated to charity, the union will have to return $2,500 in dues taken from her paycheck. Lonis' story was first brought to public attention in a Yankee...read more
If you buy heating oil in Connecticut, expect prices to go up once the Department of Transportation installs tolling gantries on the state’s highways and roads. “If the tolls go in, trucking companies aren’t going to take that expense on,” said Frank...read more
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