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June 14, 2018

Connecticut Adds Jobs In May, But Economist Says It’s Still Moving ‘Sideways’

by Christine Stuart | Jun 14, 2018 12:40pm
Posted to: Business | Jobs | Labor

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office

HARTFORD, CT — If the 4,100 jobs Connecticut gained in May hold up through 2018, then the state will have recovered 81 percent of the jobs lost in the 2008 recession.

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June 11, 2018

Poor People’s Campaign Calls For $15 Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | Jun 11, 2018 4:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Equality | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fifth Monday that Bishop John Selders and a group of community advocates gathered outside the Legislative Office Building in Hartford to reignite the Poor People’s Campaign.

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New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut

by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks

Contributed by Emily Woodward Tracy

(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.

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June 6, 2018

Malloy Vetoes Small Manufacturing Tax Credit Bill

by Christine Stuart | Jun 6, 2018 6:34pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Wednesday that would allow owners or shareholders of pass-through entities like S corporations, partnerships or limited liability companies to use the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit against their personal income tax liability.

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June 1, 2018

Jobs and Transportation Top Bond Commission Agenda

by Christine Stuart | Jun 1, 2018 12:54pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Financial Sector | Federal Budget | Town News | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $233.5 million in general obligation bonds Friday, including $1.5 million for a Massachusetts manufacturing company to relocate to Putnam, $9 million for PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP to expand in Stamford, and $35 million to help Electric Boat in Groton ramp up for production of Columbia class submarines.

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May 30, 2018

Yale Professors Highlight New Trend In Pharma

by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2018 11:59am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Legal

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HARTFORD, CT — Just when it seems like progress may be on the horizon for lowering pharmaceutical drug prices, something else undermines it.

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May 24, 2018

$716 Billion Military Spending Blueprint Clears House

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:59pm
Posted to: Business | US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Military Spending | National Security | Veterans Affairs | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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The House this week easily approved, by a vote of 360-59, the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act that spells out how the Pentagon can spend its funds in the next fiscal year as well as establishes other policy changes for the Armed Forces.

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DeLauro Again Raises Safety Concerns over Chinese Chicken

by Peter Urban | May 24, 2018 10:52pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | Congress | DC News Junkie | Public Health | White House

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U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro this week urged Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue to walk away from plans to allow poultry raised in China to be imported to the United States.

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May 22, 2018

A Win For Women, Workers, and Families

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2018 1:23pm
Posted to: Business | Equality

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that makes Connecticut the fifth state in the nation to ban the pay history question.

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ANALYSIS | Healthcare Questions for Connecticut’s Next Governor

by Ellen Andrews | May 22, 2018 10:15am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Child Welfare | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Election 2018 | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Member Opinion | Public Health | Poverty

How will Connecticut’s next governor fix the state’s healthcare system?

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