skip to Main Content
MSJ NEWS see latest news

Business News Roundup, May 24, 2021

Disagreements on infrastructure, climate change and finances, and another defeat for the public option in Connecticut are among the top business news items this morning.


Democrats and Republicans remain at an impasse over the Biden administration’s infrastructure proposal, as the parties work to reconcile differences over the size, scope, and funding sources of the measure. The White House reduced the price tag for its infrastructure proposal to $1.7 trillion on Friday, GOP lawmakers signaled that little progress has been made so far.

President Joe Biden has signed an executive order asking several regulators to look into how climate change affects the financial system in the United States. The order also asks Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and others to look into the steps that can be taken to minimize these risks.


Backers of a proposal to establish a public option for health care in Connecticut for small businesses and nonprofits say the effort has stalled for the third year after Governor Ned Lamont threatened to not sigh the bill if it passed the Connecticut General Assembly. Proponents say discussions are ongoing about what sort of health care reforms the legislature might approve before it adjourns on June 9.

Spread the Word

More To Explore

Expert Summaries

Know Your Competitors

By Denis Jakuc 

There are tons of benefits to knowing who your competitors are—what they’re offering, their strengths and weaknesses. That knowledge can help you make your products and services stand out,

Latest News

Join with Free InnovatorsLINK Account

Start accessing all the free member benefits and valuable content on the InnovatorsLINK platform. Create a BizLINK listing to boost brand exposure, receive the weekly Main Street Journal newsletter, engage in forums, get full access to free content, and more.