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September 28, 2016

Senate, House Approve Deal To Keep Helicopter Production In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 1:30pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 5:02 p.m.) There was bipartisan consensus Wednesday that the $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to continue helicopter production in Connecticut is a good deal for taxpayers.

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September 26, 2016

Rank-And-File Lawmakers Briefed On Lockheed Martin Incentive Package

by Christine Stuart | September 26, 2016 4:35pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic and Republican lawmakers are poised to approve a $220 million package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin that would guarantee the company continues to produce helicopters in the state through June 2032.

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September 23, 2016

State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2016 1:32pm

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal.

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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 10:19pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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Business Lobby Endorses 102 Candidates

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut Business & Industry Association endorsed 102 General Assembly candidates Tuesday, a majority of them Republicans, for the Nov. 8 election.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | What Happens When the Health Insurance Exchanges Die?

by Susan Bigelow | September 16, 2016 9:59am

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After a tense week, it looks like Connecticut’s insurance exchange is saved. Don’t breathe that sigh of relief just yet, though. It’s more obvious than ever that the exchanges are fatally flawed.

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September 15, 2016

Republicans Urge Action, But With Few Details On How To Pay For It

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 6:20pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Senate Republicans predicted that the state will face a $2 billion deficit following the Nov. 8 election and they want the majority Democratic Party to express a sense of urgency to resolve it along with a handful of other issues they detailed Thursday at a press conference.

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September 13, 2016

Banking Department Still Deciding What To Do About Tribal Payday Loan Companies

by Christine Stuart | September 13, 2016 2:19pm

The Connecticut Department of Banking has less than 20 days to decide whether it will appeal a court decision that sustains tribal immunity for an Oklahoma-based Indian tribe that manages payday loan companies.

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September 9, 2016

Profits Are Up, But Connecticut Businesses Are Still Looking To Invest Outside The State

by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo More of Connecticut’s businesses are profitable this year than at any other time since the 2008 recession, but fewer than half plan to make job-creating investments in this state and 26 percent plan on moving some of their production to another state or country over the next five years.

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OP-ED | Insurer Rate Hikes & Threats Underscore Need for Further Health Care Reform

by Susan Bigelow | September 9, 2016 10:00am

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ConnectiCare is the latest insurer to rejected by the Connecticut Insurance Department. If this continues, soon the exchanges will be either empty or inaccessible for the people who need them. The system badly needs reform.

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