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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | What Happens If ESPN Fails?

by Terry Cowgill | March 24, 2017 5:30am

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As if Connecticut didn’t have enough to worry about amid the economic disruption caused by revenue shortfalls and a state government unwilling to live within its means. One of the business community’s jewels is, by some accounts, collapsing.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut Loses Jobs In February

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 12:49pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost jobs in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but revised numbers suggest that the state gained 800 more jobs in January than initially estimated.

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Comptroller Backs Review of Connecticut’s Business Incentives

by New Haven Register | March 23, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo The state legislature is taking another shot at a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year which would have established a review process for business assistance and incentive programs.

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Survey: Connecticut Employers Believe In Second Chances

by Cara Rosner | March 23, 2017 5:30am

The vast majority of Connecticut employers support the idea of hiring individuals who have previously been incarcerated, but few are actively doing it, according to a new survey.

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Valley of the Casinos

by Susan Bigelow | March 17, 2017 10:00am

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SUSAN BIGELOW This endless casino war between Springfield and Greater Hartford is being cast by supporters of an East Windsor casino as one state vying to keep jobs the other state is stealing, but it’s not that. It’s a single cohesive region of two million people gleefully shooting itself in the foot.

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March 16, 2017

New Bipartisan Coalition Calls For Action on Education Funding

by Christine Stuart | March 16, 2017 11:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A new nonprofit organization is trying in a bipartisan manner with “out of the box voices” to convey the urgency of coming up with a formula for how the state funds education.

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March 15, 2017

OP-ED | The System Isn’t Broken

by Meg Scranton | March 15, 2017 10:04pm

Scranton Motors
For the third year in a row, a bill is before the Connecticut legislature that will significantly impact dozens of jobs at my dealership and thousands of others around the state. I cannot support HB 7097, the “Tesla bill,” which will ultimately hurt consumers around Connecticut.

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March 13, 2017

OP-ED | Millstone Bill Really *Is* All About Rates

by John Erlingheuser | March 13, 2017 11:36pm

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In his Op Ed piece on March 3rd, Kevin Hennessy (director of state policy for Dominion) claims Dominion is not asking for any subsidies from the state of Connecticut, its taxpayers, or ratepayers. This is simply not the case.

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March 10, 2017

Connecticut Job Numbers Flat For 2016

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2017 2:22pm

3DConcepts via shutterstock In 2016, Connecticut lost 200 jobs, according to revised numbers released Friday by the Connecticut Labor Department.

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Paid Family Leave Legislation Clears First Hurdle

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2017 12:30pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — On an 8-5 vote Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee forwarded the House a bill that would allow employees to earn up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

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