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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 5:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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June 6, 2017

House Tables Recreational Marijuana After Debate

by Jack Kramer | June 6, 2017 7:16pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - The House held a long-anticipated 90-minute debate Tuesday, but did not vote, on whether to legalize recreational marijuana in Connecticut.

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June 5, 2017

Marijuana Legalization Hits Speed Bump

by Jack Kramer | June 5, 2017 11:27am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — An attempt to call a revised, bipartisan recreational marijuana amendment for a vote in the House hit a bump in the road Monday when the lead House Republican said her Democratic counterparts crafted the amendment without her input.

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May 19, 2017

OP-ED | That Sinking Feeling

by Susan Bigelow | May 19, 2017 10:00am

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There comes a moment during the filling up of the boat with water that cold reality sets in: just bailing it out isn’t working anymore, and the ship’s going down.

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May 17, 2017

House Gives Thumbs Up To Tax Credit Transparency

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 5:18pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT -  Legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday.

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May 5, 2017

Malloy Takes A Break From The Fiscal Mess To Promote Connecticut Wineries

by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie SHELTON, CT - Governor Dannel P. Malloy took a break from Connecticut’s fiscal mess Thursday afternoon to enjoy a glass of wine.

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May 3, 2017

Tribes Make Push For Casino, Speaker Says It Will Be Part of Budget Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2017 1:04pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s tribal chairmen believe momentum for an East Windsor casino is on their side. But slowing their progress is a House bill that would open the bidding process for a third Connecticut casino to all operators, and House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz says it will likely be part of a budget deal.

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April 28, 2017

OP-ED | A Mall on the Brink in Enfield

by Susan Bigelow | April 28, 2017 10:00am

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ENFIELD, CT — It’s a quiet suburban tragedy: the small shopping mall at the heart of my town is slowly dying. The same thing is happening to malls all across the country.

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April 18, 2017

Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of NSSF The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows.

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April 14, 2017

ANALYSIS | Dogged By Tough Economy, Malloy Still Stacks Up Accomplishments

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2017 11:29am

Josalee Thrift / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.

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