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September 19, 2017

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

by Jack Kramer | September 19, 2017 12:30pm

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 11:00am

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 12:02pm

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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Fiscal Dynamics | The State Budget vs. Household Budget Argument

by Brian Sullivan | September 14, 2017 12:08am

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People often compare the state budget to a household budget. We hear it all the time:

“If I ran my household like the state, I’d be broke!”

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September 13, 2017

OP-ED | Dominion Won’t Open Its Books, But It’s Ready To Do A Number On The State Budget & Consumers

by Matt Fossen | September 13, 2017 8:57pm

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As state leaders reach the home stretch around the negotiating table, several ideas are in the mix to help Connecticut bridge its budget gap. One proposal stands out not only as bad policy but also as a direct hit to residents and businesses.

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September 12, 2017

Proponents of Recreational Cannabis Say They Are Still Short Votes for Legalization

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2017 1:47pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates of legalizing recreational marijuana use still believe it’s the right thing to do, which is why they held a press conference again Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building.

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September 8, 2017

Connecticut Businesses ‘Holding Steady’ With Eye On State Budget

by Cara Rosner | September 8, 2017 2:32pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are “holding steady” — keeping a cautious eye on legislative priorities and the unresolved state budget — according to a survey released today.

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September 7, 2017

ANALYSIS | Is Overtreatment Really A Thing?

by Ellen Andrews | September 7, 2017 5:30am

There is a growing consensus in health policy circles that overtreatment is the source of all problems in our health care system. Like most common beliefs, there is some truth to it. For example, clinical research is clear that stents inserted into the arteries of people not having a heart attack do nothing to prevent heart attacks or extend life, even a little bit. But hundreds of thousands of Americans get stents inserted every year anyway.

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September 1, 2017

OP-ED | Dunkin Donuts Park: Was it Worth It?

by Susan Bigelow | September 1, 2017 9:00am

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Let me get it out of the way right up front: I didn’t get to see the Hartford Yard Goats play this summer. But man, I wish I had.

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August 30, 2017

Experts: Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Hurt Housing Market

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2017 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut economist and a real estate agent say Connecticut’s budget stalemate — and the proposals being put forth to resolve the budget deficit — would hurt the housing market.

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