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CT Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund to be reinvigorated at last

The reforms are estimated to save the unemployment fund $84.25 million annually while generating $130.9 million in new annual revenues. 

CT business groups, GOP leaders unite in opposition to proposed $50M...

“Instead of adding on more taxes, lawmakers should instead look towards policies that will help local businesses thrive," said CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima.

Public option health insurance plan fails to gain traction again

“This is a missed opportunity that will have real-life consequences for the small employers in our state," said State Comptroller Kevin Lembo.

Connecticut added 500 jobs in April

The state's 8.1% unemployment rate was greater than the 6.1% national rate.

Fed exec sounds mostly positive notes at CBIA event; Pitney Bowes...

“Months of dislocation are always opportunities,” declared Pitney President and CEO Marc Lautenbach about the pandemic.

As debate over weed legalization continues, employers advised to revisit workplace...

It won’t be “Smoke ‘em if you got ‘em” at many businesses.

Fed Reserve exec spins positive picture at CBIA event – but...

“What is the biggest threat to our recovery? Ourselves,” CBIA President and CEO Chris DiPentima declared.

Dems propose new taxes on wealthy; GOP says middle class will...

Gov. Ned Lamont has repeatedly said he will not support new taxes on Connecticut residents, but indicated yesterday that he was willing to discuss the proposals further.

44 CT employer groups join to protest state-proposed workplace mandates

The bills “increase costs for small businesses, create barriers to job growth ... and unnecessarily hamper Connecticut’s economic recovery,” according to the organizations.

Bipartisan deal reached to restore CT’s depleted unemployment insurance trust fund

"I’m hopeful the spirit of collaboration that led us to this point will fuel additional conversation about action we can take together to create a more competitive business climate," said House Minority Leader Vincent Candelora (R-North Branford).

Business groups urge CT to use fed funds to address $700M-plus...

Employers currently are solely responsible for repaying the $700 million that the state borrowed from the federal government to pay pandemic-related unemployment compensation benefits. With interest, they said, that sum could rise to $1 billion.

Connecticut gained 3,000 jobs during February

The Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk corridor saw the greatest number of job gains last month.

CBIA survey finds most businesses cautiously optimistic about year ahead

Almost a quarter of employers anticipate increasing the size of their workforce over the next six months, while only 11% predict reductions.

Lamont: CT economy ready to ‘snap back quickly’ within next few...

“A pretty good spring and summer is my hope,” the governor said.

CBIA calls for independent audit of state-run municipal health care plan

A recent report raises what the association terms “serious questions about the Connecticut Partnership Plan’s fiscal performance and outlook.”