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For gig economy workers in these states, rights are at risk


Should gig economy workers, such as Uber drivers and Taskrabbits, be entitled to the same rights and benefits as regular employees?

CT bill would require that certain Medicaid enrollees work


A number of legislative Republicans are advocating a bill aimed at imposing work requirements for some Medicaid recipients while also doing away with exemptions from work requirements now allowed to...

DOL: CT private sector regains recessionary job losses

Matt Pilon |

Connecticut's private sector has officially re-recovered all of the nearly 112,000 jobs it lost during the 2008-2010 recession, the state Department of Labor said Friday.

Jobs report surprise: 313,000 added in February

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The U.S. economy added 313,000 jobs in February. That was much stronger than economists expected and the biggest gain since July 2016, according to Labor Department figures published Friday.

CT's Jan. home sales mixed

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's statewide single-family house sales slumped to start the new year, but their median price rose. Condo sales rose in January, yet their median price was flat, a fresh survey shows.

Commission's tax, economic policy changes raise small biz concerns

Greg Bordonaro| Matt Pilon |

A national association that represents small businesses in Connecticut is urging caution on some recommendations issued Thursday by a CEO-led, state-sanctioned commission that call for major changes...

Want to prosper? Act like a region, proponents say


One of the proposals in Boston's package that made the first cut in Amazon's search for a second headquarters (HQ2) was regional: to put the big project on various sites along the Orange Line of the...

CT DECD invites 'Opportunity Zones' petitions

Gregory Seay |

The state is inviting Connecticut municipalities to apply to participate in a federal community development program created in the recent federal tax-reform law to promote private investment in...

Fiscal stability panel promising tough choices for lawmakers


Given the Herculean task of navigating Connecticut through one of its worst fiscal crises in modern history, a new state panel is pledging at least to deliver a map — on time — on...

CT's US News 'best state' ranking nosedives

Connecticut has plummeted to a ranking of 24th best state in the nation for 2018 from a perch of 12th last year, according to the latest 2018 study from U.S. News & World Report.

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