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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.

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.

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.

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.”

Lamont announces new age-based vaccine schedule; Teachers eligible in March

“My goal is to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, and I believe this is the best path to meeting that challenge,” the governor said.

Lamont unveils $46B budget; Legalization of recreational marijuana – but not...

“We don’t have the luxury of doing one thing at a time,” Lamont declared. “There’s too much at stake.”

No tax hikes, Lamont says; ‘More clarity’ on Covid situation within...

“It’s still dicey out there,” the governor told today's Economic Summit and Outlook forum, presented by the CBIA. “We’re not going to get our economy back until we can get people back to work.”

Workforce development, small business relief among CBIA’s legislative priorities this year

“We must continue the fiscal discipline of recent years that has seen revenue growth and a Rainy Day Fund that is now at historic highs," declared CBIA president and CEO Chris DiPentima.

Gov. Lamont’s State of the State address: ‘I have never been...

This year, the governor said, “We will continue to emphasize our best-in-the-nation public schools and workforce development, making sure every child, regardless of zip code, race, color, or creed, has the best opportunity at the starting line of life.”

Manufacturing sector: Uncertain future, but state vows expanding efforts at support

Asked about their outlook for the Connecticut economy, 60% of respondents to a CBIA survey said they expect a contraction over the next 12 months.

Small businesses ‘real losers’ in Trump’s decision to call off stimulus...

The timing of the Nov. 3 election “isn’t helping things,” says Connecticut Restaurant Association Executive Director Scott Dolch. “Neither side wants to give the other side a win, unfortunately.”