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November 17, 2017

Connecticut Loses Jobs In Three Out Of Last Four Months

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 10:50am

EtiAmmos via shutterstock Connecticut lost 6,600 jobs in October according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November 15, 2017

It’s Not Magic. It’s Money - CTNewsJunkie Needs Your Support

by Christine Stuart | November 15, 2017 11:28pm


Recently, I had an eerie flashback to 2006. I walked into a press conference to discover I was the only one there. Eventually one other reporter showed up and it got started.

Unfortunately, I’m sometimes still the only reporter who shows up at a press conference. It happens more than anyone realizes.

But it’s always a stark reminder of why CTNewsJunkie exists.

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November 13, 2017

The Journalism You Depend On Also Depends On You

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 11:29pm

ctnewsjunkie We have been so focused this year on covering the state budget deadlock, and what it means for Connecticut’s taxpayers, that we fell behind a bit and missed a few of our much-needed quarterly fundraisers.

Hear me out.

Being a small, independent news publisher means keeping up with the latest developments in the news cycle in addition to trying to manage your business in a quickly changing economic landscape.

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November 2, 2017

Connecticut Lawmaker Wants To Explore Staying on Daylight Savings Time

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 11:28am

K. Paul via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents will “fall back” on Nov. 5 and gain an extra hour of sleep, but there’s a movement that seems to be gaining momentum to stay on daylight savings time.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | October 19, 2017 4:52pm

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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October 6, 2017

OP-ED | If We Don’t Grow, There Will Be More Scotlands

by Terry Cowgill | October 6, 2017 4:30am

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A lot of ink has been spilled — digital and otherwise — on the dismal state of Hartford’s finances and the very real possibility of bankruptcy. Not so much about one of the state’s smallest towns, which is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” and, relative to its size, is facing challenges almost as daunting as the capital city’s.

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October 5, 2017

‘Thousands of Jobs’ Are On The Line Without A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | October 5, 2017 3:42pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Following budget talks with legislative leaders Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned that the budget stalemate will cost Connecticut jobs if it’s not resolved soon.

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September 19, 2017

UConn Researchers Find Business, Labor Unions Aren’t Driving Super PACs

by Jack Kramer | September 19, 2017 11:30am

David Carillet via Shutterstock Ideology and issues, rather than business, drive super PAC fundraising, according to a study by University of Connecticut researchers.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 10:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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September 14, 2017

Connecticut Posts Back-To-Back Job Losses

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 11:02am

HARTFORD, CT — For the second month in a row, Connecticut lost payroll jobs, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

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