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September 26, 2014

Tax Review Panel Convenes Monday

by Cara Rosner | September 26, 2014 12:00pm

istockphoto A panel tasked with analyzing Connecticut’s tax structure and suggesting policy options to “modernize” it will meet for the first time on Monday.

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September 24, 2014

Foley Pitches Car Tax Reduction and Cap As Part of Urban Strategy

by Christine Stuart | September 24, 2014 5:31pm

Christine Stuart photo One of the centerpieces to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s urban policy agenda is a proposal to cut the car tax rate in any city or town where it’s higher than 30 mills.

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September 23, 2014

OP-ED | Why Connecticut Lags: Part One

by Fred Carstensen | September 23, 2014 10:49pm

It is quite frustrating to see an almost continuous repetition of the mythologies that people invoke to explain Connecticut’s economic malaise. The three mythologies are 1) Connecticut is a high tax state; 2) housing is too expensive; 3) energy costs are too high.

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September 19, 2014

August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2014 6:24am

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 17, 2014

New Report Touts UConn’s Impact On State Economy

by Hugh McQuaid | September 17, 2014 2:26pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo The University of Connecticut had a $3.4 billion impact on the state’s economy in 2013, according to an economic report paid for by the school and conducted by Pittsburgh-based consulting firm Tripp Umbach.

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September 15, 2014

OP-ED | Shining a Light on Tom Foley

by Ron McClellan | September 15, 2014 5:30am

In a July 2013, Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said that he was waiting for Connecticut to have its “Wisconsin moment.” This type of careless and offensive comment should be a red flag for every union member, every worker, and every taxpayer in Connecticut.

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Poll: Connecticut Investors Not As Bullish As Investors Nationwide

by Cara Rosner | September 15, 2014 5:30am

dreamstime Most high net worth investors nationwide are optimistic that the economy will hold steady or improve in the coming year, but those in Connecticut don’t appear as confident as their peers elsewhere, according to a new poll.

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September 12, 2014

OP-ED | Connecticut’s Inversion and the Treasurer’s Race

by Suzanne Bates | September 12, 2014 11:00am

All of this talk about people leaving Connecticut to move to cheaper places to live has me thinking about the national conversation on corporate inversions.

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September 5, 2014

Business Survey Reveals ‘Cautious Optimism’

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2014 1:27pm

Christine Stuart photo An annual survey of Connecticut businesses revealed “cautious optimism” among the respondents. At least 35 percent of companies said they were growing, while 54 percent reported they were “holding steady.”

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September 2, 2014

Yankee Institute Says Unfunded Pension Liability Larger Than Reported

by Christine Stuart | September 2, 2014 5:30am

A new analysis of Connecticut’s unfunded pension liability by the conservative Yankee Institute claims that its unfunded liability is much higher than an actuary for the state has estimated.

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