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January 10, 2017

State Ends Relationship With Homecare Agency Over Its Refusal To Use New System

by Christine Stuart | January 10, 2017 5:30am

Duke.of.arcH via shutterstock One of Connecticut’s largest home care agencies claims it’s in a David versus Goliath battle with the Department of Social Services regarding its new telephonic and computer-based in-home scheduling, tracking, and billing system.

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January 9, 2017

Silver Lining in Connecticut’s Unemployment Numbers

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 12:58pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—Connecticut’s inability to employ its workforce at the same level as its neighboring New England states may be a blessing in disguise.

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Malloy Refuses To Take Tax Increases Off The Table

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 10:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to rule out tax increases in a 40-minute interview in his office with Capitol reporters Friday.

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January 6, 2017

OP-ED | Murphy’s Effort To Fund Journalism Doomed To Fail

by Terry Cowgill | January 6, 2017 5:30am

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Skilled politicians are great at picking their battles. Sometimes on matters of importance they’re nowhere to be found. But on more obscure or relatively trivial issues, they’re all over it.

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December 22, 2016

With A New Year Comes Some New Laws

by Cara Rosner | December 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo As usual, a new year will bring new state laws to Connecticut, and several pieces of legislation — governing a wide range of topics — are slated to take effect on Jan. 1.

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December 16, 2016

Connecticut Officials Say Federal Railroad Proposal Is Still D.O.A.

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2016 3:26pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Federal railroad officials endorsed a controversial plan to bring high-speed rail through a historic part of Old Lyme as part of the new Old Saybrook-to-Rhode Island bypass for Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor. But no one in Connecticut seems to be on board.

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December 14, 2016

How Did Connecticut’s Economy Fall Behind?

by Christine Stuart | December 14, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston may have just been the most visible sign that Connecticut failed to lay the groundwork for a 21st century economy, but a University of Connecticut professor says there were plenty of other missed opportunities over the past two decades.

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December 12, 2016

Connecticut Officials Defend F-35 Strike Fighter Program Following Trump’s Tweet

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 2:54pm

Courtesy of United Technologies Corporation President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about the F-35 strike fighter program seems to suggest cuts are coming.

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Business Community Applauds Pension Agreement

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was praised by the Hartford business community Monday for the agreement he reached last week with a union coalition to avoid a spike in pension payments for state employees.

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December 9, 2016

Businesses Remain Cautious According to Latest Credit Survey

by Cara Rosner | December 9, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CBIA Business leaders have grown less optimistic about the conditions facing their companies in Connecticut, according to a new survey.

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