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According to the governor, the pact will result in a budgetary savings in the General Fund for each fiscal year through 2032 of between $115 and $121 million.
The governor found fault with a provision that required employers who failed to monitor how much time is spent working for gratuities, and how much for non-tip work, to pay the standard minimum wage for all work.
The credit rating agencies, investors, businesses around the globe, and our taxpayers are watching what we do and have responded positively – so far," the governor said.
The newly renamed Department of Aging and Disability Services will focus on functional need rather than solely on an individual’s age or specific disability.
City budget woes, an uptick in some types of crime and an ongoing battle over who will be Stamford's next police chief are weighed against a growth in population and employment.
Lamont announced his support of Biden on Twitter and Hayes used an op-ed in Essence magazine’s online site to endorse Harris.
A "major production company" relocating here, a tentative time frame for a special session on tolls and a Woodstock mini-festival upstate are all possibilities, the governor said.
"We were looking at a $3.7 billion deficit, and today I am proud to say that we’ve closed it without an increase to tax rates and while ensuring that the safety net remains intact for the most vulnerable in our communities,” Lamont said.
Among other things, the law increases the amount of beer that craft breweries can daily sell to individual customers off-premises, from nine liters to nine gallons.
While the Connecticut Office of Tourism’s $4.3 million budget is only slightly more than last year – and a far cry from the $15 million high in 2011 during then-Gov. Dannel Malloy’s first year in office – it’s still better than the $1 it was slashed to in 2010 by Malloy’s predecessor, M. Jodi Rell.
“Take out all the friction and we’ll make this economy sing,” the governor told the crowd at The WorkPlace's quarterly meeting, held June 21 at Housatonic Community College.
The governor has also proposed widening I-95 west of New Haven to reduce congestion, which he said would cut commuting time to New York by as much as 22 minutes.
Repercussions from the proposed merger between United Technologies Corp. and Raytheon Co. appear to be continuing as UTC subsidiary Pratt & Whitney has announced plans to invest as much as $45 million to overhaul its West Palm Beach facility.