The minimum wage goes up in Connecticut on January 1st. The increase is from $8.25 an hour to $8.70 an hour. Governor Dannel Malloy and the Democratic leaders of the state General Assembly celebrated the increase at a news conference in Hartford on Monday.
Connecticut Republicans say a UConn study released on Monday confirms what they have been saying for months – that Democratic Governor Dannel Malloy’s administration has been misstating the state’s unemployment numbers. A Malloy spokesman denies the charge.
It’s traditional for Governors to deliver Thanksgiving Proclamations every year. They usually include something about being thankful and a recap of the year. This year, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy’s message says, in part, “From a once-in-a-lifetime economic downturn, to dangerous storms, to unthinkable tragedy, we have faced challenges that no one would ever have asked for. Yet, in those darkest moments of need, I have been thankful for the tremendous grace and compassion we have shown to one another.”
The state of Connecticut is giving the Stamford-based office technology company Pitney Bowes $10 million in forgivable loans and $17 million additional in loans, grants and tax credits, in order to keep the company in the state.