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Old 09-04-2013, 01:25 PM
 
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Yeah, that does not sound right to me. They are not state employees. Where did you get that from Mr. 250? Jay
I found this article (recent) that states that Casino Employees are considered State Employees.

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Old 09-04-2013, 01:57 PM
 
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I found this article (recent) that states that Casino Employees are considered State Employees.

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This explains it. Casino employees are considered Government Employees in labor reports because they are employed by the Indian Tribe. That does not mean they are considered state employees (because they are not). There is a difference. Jay
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:10 PM
 
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This explains it. Casino employees are considered Government Employees in labor reports because they are employed by the Indian Tribe. That does not mean they are considered state employees (because they are not). There is a difference. Jay
I know that Casino Employees are not State Employees (because if they were, that would be a sweet job). I was just saying that when labor numbers get reported (gain and loss) the Casino Workers are counted as "State Labor" which politicians can claim as lowering the State workers.
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:16 PM
 
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I know that Casino Employees are not State Employees (because if they were, that would be a sweet job). I was just saying that when labor numbers get reported (gain and loss) the Casino Workers are counted as "State Labor" which politicians can claim as lowering the State workers.
Not necessarily. It depends the exact wording. If Malloy says that there are less state employees now, then he cannot include the casino employees. If he says there are less government employees, then he can include them. But keep in mind government employees includes those that work for municipalities and other government agencies as well as the casinos. Jay
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Old 09-04-2013, 02:22 PM
 
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I looked at the article he said "State Government"...lol tricky politicians and their word play.
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Old 09-05-2013, 11:06 AM
 
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Excellent details about the Ct economic climate-including the sector Casino employees are considered part of.

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I was surpised FFC had fared reasonably well, while Hartford had fared poorly. I new Eastern Ct wasn't doing well.
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Old 09-05-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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Current news reports states that the State has a surplus of $400M. But if you read the articles closely, it (and the Comptroller said) that this is should not be a sign that CT is doing well. A couple very rich people died and some money moving around make it look like CT is doing well.

The issue that caught my eye was that payroll taxes were slightly down from last year which accounts for 60% of the income tax revenue. Which means A) we lost jobs and Malloy said he created them B) People lost jobs and had to find part time jobs which pay less. Either way it means we are not creating jobs that pay well.

Also to note, L&M Hospital is laying off 33 people. This makes the 5 Hospital to lay off people or make cuts due to the $500M reduction to Hospitals. We need to get some jobs here quick!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 07:52 AM
 
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Maybe just another bogus article, but I'd figure I'd post it. Related to correlation between Governor and Economy.

Good Economy, Popular Governor

For once, I would like to see an article (besides QOL) stating that we have or are going to have a positive economy.
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Old 12-04-2013, 06:08 AM
 
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Interesting article about liveable wages in CT.

Report Shows Grim Shortage Of Living Wage Jobs In Connecticut | Dan Haar

I didn't realize the cost to just live in CT was that high (which includes everything from taxes to groceries). As a college grad I do see a mass exodus from the State by young people especially in the fields I was involved in.

Soon, the electrical rates will be headed higher (22%) and CT will have a lot of challenges yet again. I see, in my current situation, my company rapidly pulling people out of State and headed else (mainly west and south).
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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I am not sure I believe that article entirely. We are a state where the cost of living varies greatly with one of the most expensive parts of the country at one end and a very low cost area at the other. I know a lot of people with bigger families that live decently on $60,000 per year. They just do not live in Fairfield County. Even the part about job growth is questionable. They make their assumptions on job growth based on our current economic condition. But Connecticut is still feeling the hit from the last recession. We are a state that gets hit by economic downturns later than others and comes back later as well. IT is just the way our industries are. Still I am not saying we should ignore this or think it is not a problem. IT just may not be as bad as it is portrayed in this article. Afterall, this is what helps sell newspapers. Jay
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