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April 20, 2017

Connecticut’s Job Numbers Edge Slowly Upward

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 11:56am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — While its difficult to say whether the monthly trend will hold, Connecticut gained 1,300 jobs in March and February’s job losses were revised to a job gain.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2017 11:29am

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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OP-ED | Ignoring Science At Our Own Peril

by Barth Keck | April 14, 2017 5:30am

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Last week was a newsworthy week — at least for this high school English teacher.

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April 13, 2017

Dueling Bills To Expand or Repeal Connecticut’s Bottle Bill Move Forward

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2017 1:02pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers and environmentalists want to fix Connecticut’s bottle deposit bill, not replace it. However, the beverage industry and grocers would like to see it replaced with a mandate on curbside recycling.

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Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 13, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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April 12, 2017

Tamer Pay Equity Bill Clears House

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2017 5:31pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - A bill to help increase pay equity for women in the workforce easily passed the House of Representatives Wednesday by a 139-9 vote.

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Fairfield Searches For A Path Forward After GE’s Departure

by Rowan Kane | April 12, 2017 4:00pm

Rowan Kane / ctnewsjunkie FAIRFIELD, CT — Political and business leaders gathered Tuesday at Fairfield University to discuss the impact of last year’s departure of General Electric from its Fairfield campus and the future of the state and local economy.

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Self-Serve Beer And Wine Machines OK’d By House

by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2017 3:32pm

Photo courtesy of the House Democrats HARTFORD, CT - Connecticut took a step Wednesday toward joining the growing list of states that allow self-service liquor machines.

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April 7, 2017

OP-ED | It’s Almost Opening Day - Did We Learn Anything?

by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am

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The new ballpark’s finally opening next week, only a year late and millions of dollars over budget. Great! Let’s never do that again.

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OP-ED | On Equal Pay, If You Aren’t Part of the Solution, You’re Part of the Problem

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 7, 2017 9:00am

Earlier this week, legislation regarding wage equality proposed by Rep. Derek Slap made it out of committee by one vote. But it was shelved a day later amidst insults and arguments between the Democratic and Republican caucuses.

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