$15/hour in Baltimore – Coming soon?

Carrie Wells, Contact Reporter Baltimore City Council committee passes $15-an-hour minimum wage bill After five hours of testimony from residents roughly split on the issue, the Baltimore City Council’s labor committee voted to advance a bill to raise the city’s…

Trump = Racism in High school chant

Ken Byron and Vanessa de la Torre, Contact Reporters Canton School Officials Apologize For ‘Trump’ Chant Against Hartford Basketball Team Canton students and families have begun emailing Hartford’s Classical Magnet School to express their regrets and support after a group…

$1 billion in marijuana sales – Colorado:

Tom Huddleston, Jr. Colorado Topped $1 Billion in Legal Marijuana Sales in 2016 It only took Colorado 10 months to pass $1 billion in legal cannabis sales in 2016, one year after the state came up just shy of that…

Growing inequality means less opportunity:

ALEXIA FERNÁNDEZ CAMPBELL Why Fewer Americans Outearn Their Parents There was a time when most Americans could expect their children to grow up and be better off than they were. As my colleague Alana Semuels notes, most baby boomers born…

Unemployment drops to 4.7%!

The Hartford Courant | Mara Lee, Contact Reporter Connecticut Unemployment Drops to 4.7 Percent Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped from 5.1 to 4.7 percent, which is statistically indistinguishable from the national unemployment rate of 4.6 percent. But the decline comes at…

CT small business implements $15 minimum wage!

DECEMBER 19, 2016 Bear’s Smokehouse to adopt $15 hourly minimum wage The co-owners of Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ are raising the minimum wage for all their non-tipped employees to $15 an hour starting Jan. 1. Jamie “The Bear” and Cheryl McDonald…