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Connecticut’s economic growth has been below the national average for the last 10 years, according to an analysis by the advocacy group Connecticut Voices for Children.

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Connecticut lagged the nation in personal income growth in 2020. That’s according to a new Pew Charitable Trusts study. It finds that most states recorded last year their highest personal income growth in 20 years. Those gains were due to historically high unemployment benefits during the pandemic.

Cuomo Bans Indoor Dining in NYC, Lamont Watches

Dec 11, 2020
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Governor Andrew Cuomo has suspended indoor dining in New York City, but he did not announce major changes to the zone restrictions for communities in other parts of the state.

Minimum Wage Increases In N.Y. This Month

Dec 7, 2020
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New York State is scheduled to raise its minimum wage from $11.80 to $12.50. The increase is set to go into effect starting December 31st.

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Broadcast sports giant ESPN is telling employees that pandemic-related layoffs are coming. In addition to the cuts, company president Jimmy Pitaro says 200 open positions will be eliminated.

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