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January 22, 2015

Commission: Lawmakers Should Get A Raise

by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.

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January 21, 2015

Push For New Apprenticeship Gets Support From Three Lawmakers

by Hugh McQuaid | January 21, 2015 1:48pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo A small group of lawmakers and advocates began a difficult push Wednesday — asking the state to help fund a new apprenticeship program during a session when the legislature is focused on making difficult budget cuts.

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January 9, 2015

OP-ED | A Troubling Trend: Connecticut Is Losing People

by Terry Cowgill | January 9, 2015 5:30am

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Amid all the bad economic news our state has weathered since 2007 and beyond, at least we could be reassured that Connecticut’s population was still growing, albeit slowly. Add 2014 to the list of years featuring bad news. Our state is officially losing people.

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January 5, 2015

Murphy To Reintroduce American Jobs Act

by Hugh McQuaid | January 5, 2015 2:02pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday he will try again this year to pass legislation forcing the U.S. Defense Department to consider a project’s impact on American jobs when it awards contracts to manufacturers.

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December 31, 2014

Minimum Wage Will Increase Thursday

by Christine Stuart | December 31, 2014 11:30am

Shutterstock photo Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents will get a raise Thursday when the minimum wage increases from $8.70 an hour to $9.15 per hour.

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December 26, 2014

OP-ED | Meet the New Year, Same as the Old Year: Predictions for 2015

by Susan Bigelow | December 26, 2014 8:00am


I always love the turning of the year, because for a brief moment it’s possible to believe that the year ahead will be better than the one we’re leaving behind. So with that in mind, let’s take stock of where we’ve been, and where we’re going.

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December 24, 2014

Malloy Doubts For-Profit Hospital Chain Will Be Back

by Christine Stuart | December 24, 2014 12:30pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed doubt this week that Tenet, the Texas-based for-profit hospital chain that had planned to purchase up to four struggling hospitals in the state, would be coming back to the table.

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December 23, 2014

Senate Republicans Name Urban ‘Ambassador’

by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2014 2:59pm

Christine Stuart photo Avery Gaddis didn’t walk into Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano’s office looking for a job. He showed up with Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown to complain about what a poor job lawmakers are doing communicating with urban communities.

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December 19, 2014

Familiar Face To Head Connecticut’s Largest Business Organization

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 12:04pm

Courtesy of CBIA Joseph Brennan, a veteran of Connecticut’s largest business group, officially took over as president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and Industry Association last week.

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December 18, 2014

State’s Economy Continues To Add Jobs

by Hugh McQuaid | December 18, 2014 1:09pm

shutterstock Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.

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