Not Typical Times

We live in extraordinary times. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our lives came to a standstill with shelter-in-place orders on March 14th. Following this public health and economic crisis came the national debate on racial disparities and police accountability. Every one of us has been directly impacted. It’s a time to feel sobered and…

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Wood: Soap, Hope and the Road to Recovery

  We are six weeks into our “stay home and stay safe” routines. Many of us have adapted with a compassionate understanding of the many complexities of our coronavirus situation. State legislators, along with the governor, continue to monitor this situation daily. We continually contact many affected organizations…hospitals, nursing homes, Departments of Labor, Banking and…

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Op/ed: Optimism while creating common ‘cents’

We are four weeks into the legislative session and as is typical for this time of year, we have been busy reading over numerous bill proposals — many that make sense, and many that are head scratchers. Many proposals from the Democratic legislators feature large tax or fee increases for Connecticut residents hidden under the…

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A Watershed Moment with the State Union Contract

A Watershed Moment with the State Union Contract

Our Connecticut State Legislature is poised to make a truly historic choice; either dig our state out of a $5 billion biennial fiscal abyss responsibly or, once again, allow the state unions to reap asymmetrical benefits that significantly exceed both the private sector workforce and state employees from any other state in the country.  One…

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New Connecticut Regional Tax Structure is Devoid of Common Sense

As Connecticut residents, all of us have much to be proud of…a diverse and vibrant population, beautiful coastlines and an inspired history. However, our state’s fiscal status is not among our best assets. In fact, we continue with record deficits and a legacy of record tax increases without the revenues for a balanced budget.  …

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