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March 28, 2017

Bill Giving The City of New Haven Control of Union Station Advances

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 5:30am

Kyle Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every spring, the General Assembly considers a bill to give away, sell, or swap state-owned land.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut Loses Jobs In February

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 12:49pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost jobs in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but revised numbers suggest that the state gained 800 more jobs in January than initially estimated.

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Comptroller Backs Review of Connecticut’s Business Incentives

by New Haven Register | March 23, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo The state legislature is taking another shot at a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year which would have established a review process for business assistance and incentive programs.

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Survey: Connecticut Employers Believe In Second Chances

by Cara Rosner | March 23, 2017 5:30am

The vast majority of Connecticut employers support the idea of hiring individuals who have previously been incarcerated, but few are actively doing it, according to a new survey.

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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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OP-ED | Giving Statistics A Bad Name

by Barth Keck | March 17, 2017 5:30am

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that 235,000 new jobs were added in February, the first full month of Donald Trump’s presidency, the response from the White House was predictable.

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March 13, 2017

New England Lawmakers Join Forces On Carbon Tax

by Christine Stuart | March 13, 2017 2:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — It’s the first time Connecticut lawmakers are being asked to consider a carbon tax, but they’re not alone.

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March 7, 2017

Business Confidence in Connecticut Improves

by Cara Rosner | March 7, 2017 12:30pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A growing number of Connecticut business leaders expect conditions to improve for their companies, a recent survey found.

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March 3, 2017

OP-ED | It’s All About the Rates

by Kevin R. Hennessy | March 3, 2017 4:00pm

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A bill that will lead to lower electricity prices for most Connecticut power customers is coming before the legislature. “We think this proposal will reduce rates,” Energy Co-chair Senator Paul Formica told the New London Day this week.

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February 24, 2017

Committee Hears from Car Wash Owners About Bill to Repeal Sales Tax on Their Industry

by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 4:52pm

HARTFORD, CT — Car wash owners at a public hearing Friday asked that the sales tax on their work be repealed, stating that their businesses are one of the first things people go without during tough financial times.

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