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February 18, 2015

UConn Economists Cautious of ‘Stunning’ Economic Growth Predictions

by Elizabeth Regan | February 18, 2015 5:30am

Connecticut’s economy could grow at a rate of 8.1 percent this year, according to a report released Wednesday by University of Connecticut economists, who describe the prediction as both “stunning” and “dubious.”

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January 13, 2015

Malloy Reaches Out To For-Profit Hospital Chain

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital In December, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had little hope that a private hospital chain would come back to the table to buy five Connecticut hospitals, but on Monday he extended an invitation to the CEO of the Texas-based chain to sit down with his chief of staff.

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January 2, 2015

OP-ED | A 2015 Resolution for Republicans: Relevance

by Susan Bigelow | January 2, 2015 9:00am

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Wouldn’t it be great to have an actual opposition party? Maybe we can, if state Republicans are finally willing to make a resolution to be relevant.

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Relationship With Labor Foreshadows Problems For Dems

by Terry Cowgill | January 2, 2015 5:30am

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One of the most intriguing aspects of the beginning of a new year after an election cycle is the jockeying for position among various special interests in advance of the legislative session in Hartford.

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December 31, 2014

OP-ED | Hospitals and Health Care: Stop Pointing Fingers, Start Working Together

by Sal Luciano | December 31, 2014 1:53pm

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Here’s a wish for 2015: Let’s save our community hospitals.

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December 29, 2014

ANALYSIS | Paywall Could Diminish Hartford Courant’s Watchdog Role

by Matt DeRienzo | December 29, 2014 5:30am


The newspaper industry needs more experiments in how to grow the revenue that funds local journalism. We’ve lost hundreds of reporters in recent years following the decline in print advertising and circulation, and companies’ failure to replace it with enough digital revenue.

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November 21, 2014

OP-ED | Looking Beyond Connecticut’s Borders

by Susan Bigelow | November 21, 2014 8:00am

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If you live in Connecticut you live with — and surprisingly close to — state borders. In fact, no matter where you go in our state, you’re never more than about 50 miles away from either New York, Massachusetts, or Rhode Island. So why do we continually treat the state lines as if they’re the edge of the world?

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November 14, 2014

ANALYSIS | Republicans Swing and Miss in the 4th and 5th Congressional Districts

by Susan Bigelow | November 14, 2014 8:25am

On a night where Democrats got tossed out of Congress all over the country, Connecticut’s five Democrats held firm. How did that happen, and can Republicans ever hope to win a Connecticut congressional seat again?

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OP-ED | No Republican Wave Hit 990 Prospect Avenue

by Terry Cowgill | November 14, 2014 5:30am

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In the face of a national Republican landslide that punished incumbents in the midterm elections, Connecticut stayed true to its nickname.

At least in the executive branch, the Land Steady of Habits bucked the trend that made life miserable for Democrats. We returned an unpopular incumbent Democratic governor to office and re-elected every constitutional officer and member of Congress — all of whom were Democrats. What Republican wave, you ask?

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November 6, 2014

ANALYSIS | The 2014 Governor’s Race: In Which We Are Much the Same

by Susan Bigelow | November 6, 2014 7:59am

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So, here we are again. Dan Malloy has defeated Tom Foley by a slim margin, after an election troubled by frustration and incompetence at the polls in one of our cities. After all that, after a wearying election that was far more about fear, money, and blame than policy, government, or even the idea of the next four years, we’re right back where it all began.

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