Tag: economy

MYTH BUSTER: Project Labor Agreements Actually Save Money!

“PLAs’ cost savings are both direct and indirect and can be substantial” By: Fred B. Kotler, J.D. Associate Director Construction Industry Program School of Industrial and Labor Relations Cornell University ● PLAs are a valuable construction management tool for project…

More Jobs! Higher Wages! Real Facts!

NY Fed: Minimum wage hikes didn’t kill jobs Study found that higher pay boosted job numbers for low income workers –Crain’s NY Business:  GREG DAVID — Columnist — September 25, 2019 11:25 AM Bloomberg HIGHLIGHTS • Study zeroed in on NY border • Wages increased…

Jobs and Economy Supported by Real Pensions!

DEFINED BENEFIT PENSIONS SUPPORT LOCAL ECONOMIES October 17, 2018   — POSTED BY – TYLER BOND This week, we want to focus on the economics of pensions, the most secure form of retirement savings. Today we want to highlight how public pensions…

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…