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…