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Rich Die Old – Poor Die Young in CT

IN A STATE OF GREAT WEALTH, ALL THE HEALTH CARE SOME CAN AFFORD –by Keith M. Phaneuf –October 15, 2018– The CT Mirror– Up until Sally Grossman became pregnant in 2012 at the age of 30, she had been trying…

Connecticut Cuts the Future – How to Kill an Economy

Unkept Promises: State Cuts to Higher Education Threaten Access and Equity   OCTOBER 4, 2018- BY- MICHAEL MITCHELL —MICHAEL LEACHMAN— KATHLEEN MASTERSON — SAMANTHA WAXMAN A decade since the Great Recession hit, state spending on public colleges and universities remains well below historical levels. Overall state funding…

Sickening Inequality — CT 3rd Most Unequal State!

Connecticut in Crisis: How inequality is paralyzing ‘America’s country club’ The state is caught in an economic straitjacket and there’s no easy way out By Jared Bennett  July 26, 2018 –Center for Public Integrity Main Street in Bridgeport, the largest city in…

Hey! Invest in Connecticut, Don’t Cut and Run. You’ll Be Sorry.

Stanley Black & Decker CEO: GE Leaving Connecticut One Of ‘A Lot Of Bad Decisions’ It Made James Loree, chief executive officer of Stanley Black & Decker Inc. (David Archambault, Tunxis Community College) Stephen Singer, Contact Reporter, ssinger@courant.com, Hartford Courant, 10/2/18  The…

Sad. GE a Bad Penny – Massachusetts’ Problem Now!

General Electric Ousts CEO As Company Continues To Struggle Since Move From Connecticut General Electric Chairman and CEO John Flannery is interviewed on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) (Richard Drew…

New Study – Invest in kids = BIG REWARDS

The Effects of Universal Preschool in Washington, D.C. Children’s Learning and Mothers’ Earnings By Rasheed Malik Posted on September 26, 2018, Center for American Progress Getty/Amanda Voisard A 3-year-old stands with her aunt during her first day of prekindergarten, August 2011, in Landover,…

Maternity Leave — Unions Help You Get It!

Labor Unions Help Employees Take More Paid Maternity Leave Union-represented working mothers are at least 17 percent more likely to use paid maternity leave than comparable nonunion working mothers Facilitating working mothers’ use of paid maternity leave is a key…

Top 10 Ways to Raise American’s PAY

The Agenda to Raise America’s Pay There is now widespread agreement across the political spectrum that wage stagnation is the country’s key economic challenge. Wages for the vast majority of American workers have stagnated or declined since 1979—and wage stagnation’s reach has broadened…

When Unions Fight They Win!

Unions struggle in the courts, but they have a fighting chance in the streets Teacher Taylor Dutro listens as protest organizers announce Arizona teachers intentions to go back to work if lawmakers pass a school funding plan, during the fourth day…