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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 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 9, 2017

Lawmakers Try To Calculate The Odds Of A New Casino

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 5:36pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the borders of the two federally recognized tribes’ reservations.

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February 24, 2017

OP-ED | Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide

by Terry Cowgill | February 24, 2017 6:30am

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It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.

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February 21, 2017

Lembo Again Seeks The Legislature’s Help in Monitoring Economic Incentives

by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2017 6:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo He was able to convince the legislature, but State Comptroller Kevin Lembo was unable to convince Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy last year to sign a bill that would allow for the examination of certain business tax credits and economic incentives.

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January 9, 2017

Malloy Refuses To Take Tax Increases Off The Table

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 11:30am

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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December 14, 2016

How Did Connecticut’s Economy Fall Behind?

by Christine Stuart | December 14, 2016 6:30am

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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October 18, 2016

South Windsor, East Windsor Are Latest Players Considered For Casino

by Jack Kramer | October 18, 2016 2:08pm

Doug Hardy / ctnewsjunkie East Windsor and South Windsor are the latest players in the high-stakes game of possible locations for a new casino in Connecticut.

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October 7, 2016

OP-ED | John Larson’s Tunnel Needs to Happen

by Susan Bigelow | October 7, 2016 10:00am

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Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.

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October 6, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Congress Is Ripe for Green Bank Legislation

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2016 5:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal told a receptive audience at the Yale School of Management on Wednesday that the timing has never been better for Congress to pass national Green Bank legislation.

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