Forecast Shows Slow Growth for CT
CTNewsJunkie | 5/23/13 1:56 PM
The Connecticut economy is projected to continue its recovery, reaching a pre-recession “normal” by 2017, but the state’s economy may continue to lag behind the levels of growth seen in other states and the nation, according to the New England Economic Partnership’s semi-annual economic forecast.
ESPN to lay off some workers
CTMirror.org | 5/23/13 12:46 PM
Harriet Jones, WNPR NewsThursday, May 23, 2013 Bristol-based ESPN has confirmed that it is laying off employees, but it won't say how many.
The sports cable channel says the job cuts will come across its global workforce of 7,000.
The company employs 4,000 people in Connecticut.
ESPN is one of the state of Connecticut's “First Five” companies. It received a more than $17 million low-cost loan in 2011 for the promise of adding another 200 jobs.
Sequester soon to shrink unemployment checks
CTMirror.org | 5/23/13 12:36 PM
Harriet Jones, WNPR NewsThursday, May 23, 2013 People who have been out of work for more than six months are about to see their unemployment benefits slashed by sequestration cuts.
Immigration provision pleases Conn. high-tech companies
CTMirror.org | 5/23/13 12:22 PM
Ana RadelatThursday, May 23, 2013 Washington -– A compromise over visas for highly skilled workers has pleased many Connecticut companies –- and has angered labor unions.
The Senate Judiciary Committee agreed to allow the number of highly skilled foreign workers admitted to the country each year to rise from 65,000 to 110,000, with the possibility of a further increase to 180,000, depending in part on unemployment levels.
Senate Pauses So Harp Can Campaign
CTNewsJunkie | 5/23/13 9:00 AM
The State Senate was prepared to vote on an important bill, but it decided to wait—until Toni Harp could take care of mayoral campaign business back in New Haven.
House Green Lights Driver’s Licenses For Undocumented Immigrants
CTNewsJunkie | 5/23/13 4:40 AM
Connecticut voters may not be ready, but that didn’t stop the House from pushing forward with a vote on a bill that would give undocumented immigrants the ability to obtain a driver’s license.