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New report: State’s recovery from pandemic to drag on for years

September 16, 2021 • Fiscal & Economics

On Monday, statewide research group Connecticut Voices for Children dropped an extensive report concluding that “Connecticut’s economy has serious problems.” During the last several years, New Haven and Connecticut have been hit hard financially by the economic shutdown produced by the pandemi...

Authors: Owen Tucker-Smith •  Source: Yale Daily News • View

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Dan Haar: Two views of the CT economy. Who’s right?

September 14, 2021 •

Are we all living in the same state? Not even halfway through the week, we’ve seen two prominent views of the Connecticut economy and it’s as though we’re on different planets. And both views came from Democrats — one dour (an advocacy group that wants more public spending), the other upbeat...

Authors: Dan Haar •  Source: CT Post • View

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Report Shows State Wage Inequality, Sluggish Growth

September 14, 2021 • Fiscal & Economics

A new report shows significant racial inequality in pay in Connecticut beyond the disparities that exist nationwide. According to the 2021 State of Working Connecticut report issued by Connecticut Voices for Children, the typical Black worker in the state was paid 68 cents for every dollar a typical...

Authors: Hugh McQuaid •  Source: CT News Junkie • View

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Connecticut Advocacy Group Report Claims State Economic Growth Below Average

September 13, 2021 • Fiscal & Economics

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. “Since the Great Recession Connecticut’s economy has shrunk overall and underperformed the U.S. economic growth in nearly eve...

Authors: Ebong Udoma •  Source: WSHU Public Radio • View

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Report: It’s going to take CT longer than other states to recover from the COVID recession Job losses, inequality present hurdles

September 13, 2021 • Fiscal & Economics

The COVID recession hit Connecticut’s economy harder than much of the rest of the United States, and it will take longer for the state to recover, according to a new report from policy think-tank Connecticut Voices for Children. The group’s annual “State of Working Connecticut” report foun...

Authors: Erica E. Phillips •  Source: Connecticut Mirror • View

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