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April 17, 2015

OP-ED | Throw the Book at this Budget

by Susan Bigelow | April 17, 2015 8:00am


So the Meriden campus of Middlesex Community College will be saved, but vital public library services may not be. The honor guard for veterans may be spared the axe, but municipal budgets might have to endure the blow. Welcome to the excruciating reality of permanent fiscal crisis.

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OP-ED | The Sub-$15-an-hour Tax: A ‘First’ We Don’t Need

by Terry Cowgill | April 17, 2015 5:30am

Connecticut is the land of many firsts. Some are undoubtedly good: first state with a public library; first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state “in her own right;” and the first to create a Freedom of Information Commission.

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April 12, 2015

OP-ED | New York Makes Connecticut Look Like An Educational Shangri-La

by Barth Keck | April 12, 2015 10:48am

Connecticut has been taking a beating lately in the court of public opinion.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Push For Tax on Low Wages Would Mean Higher Grocery Bills and Fewer Jobs

by Suzanne Bates | April 10, 2015 1:30pm

Not one, but two legislative committees in Hartford approved bills that would force employers to pay a penalty — a tax, really — for hiring people in our state.

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April 9, 2015

OP-ED | Riding Into the Future on CTfastrak

by Susan Bigelow | April 9, 2015 8:00pm

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This feels like a completely different place, I thought as I rode through Newington in the back of a brand new CTfastrak bus. It may not seem like much, but our new bus rapid transit line has already changed the way we look at Greater Hartford.

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February 18, 2015

UConn Economists Cautious of ‘Stunning’ Economic Growth Predictions

by Elizabeth Regan | February 18, 2015 6:30am

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 6:30am

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 10:00am

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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 6:30am

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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 2:53pm

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

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