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February 24, 2015

Business Community Pans Malloy Tax Increases

by Cara Rosner | February 24, 2015 12:00pm

CTNJ file photo Tax proposals in Gov. Dannel Malloy’s proposed budget would negatively affect businesses, hindering economic investment in Connecticut, according to the state’s largest business association.

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February 18, 2015

UConn Economists Cautious of ‘Stunning’ Economic Growth Predictions

by Elizabeth Regan | February 18, 2015 5:30am

Connecticut’s economy could grow at a rate of 8.1 percent this year, according to a report released Wednesday by University of Connecticut economists, who describe the prediction as both “stunning” and “dubious.”

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February 13, 2015

Malloy Renews Push To Change Alcohol Pricing

by Hugh McQuaid | February 13, 2015 3:01pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday launched another campaign to change the laws governing the state’s liquor sales with some strong rhetoric for lawmakers inclined to maintain the current alcohol pricing structure.

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New Haven Alderman Jorge Perez To Head Banking Department

by Hugh McQuaid | February 13, 2015 1:01pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday appointed New Haven Board of Aldermen President Jorge Perez to serve as state banking commissioner.

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February 6, 2015

Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am

Shutterstock Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.

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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 12:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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February 3, 2015

Budget Director Warns of ‘Very Treacherous Terrain’ Ahead

by Christine Stuart | February 3, 2015 3:18pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director Ben Barnes told a group of advocates for children Tuesday that the two-year budget he’s preparing is challenging mostly because there’s so little he can change or control.

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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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