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December 12, 2017

Regents Ready Community College Consolidation

by Jack Kramer | December 12, 2017 5:29am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT - A much debated - and by some criticized - plan to restructure the state’s community colleges is due for a vote by the Board of Regents this Thursday.

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December 1, 2017

OP-ED | On Crumbling Foundations, Connecticut Shows a Bipartisan Streak

by Terry Cowgill | December 1, 2017 5:30am

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If there’s any better proof that safety in numbers can bring people together, then I don’t know where it is. Last year we learned that anywhere from hundreds to perhaps tens of thousands of homeowners — most of them in northern and eastern Connecticut — have the misfortune of owning homes whose foundations are crumbling.

As of almost a year ago, more than 500 homeowners had complained to the state Department of Consumer Protection, though the General Assembly’s nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis thinks the number of homes at risk could be anywhere between 20,000 and 30,000. And the cost of replacing a foundation — involving as it does the lifting of the house and the demolition of the old foundation — can run $200,000 or more.

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November 30, 2017

Report Finds That Connecticut’s Housing Market Is Changing

by Christine Stuart | November 30, 2017 11:53am

HARTFORD, CT — A new report on Connecticut’s housing market shows an increase in rental households and a decrease in chronic homelessness.

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November 27, 2017

Malloy Touts Investment In Arkansas-Based Company

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2017 3:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Arkansas-based SCA Pharmaceuticals opened its new location in Windsor last week and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the facility Monday to help cut the ribbon and make it official.

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Wall Street Watches As Budget Gaps Continue To Pop Up

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Moody's HARTFORD, CT — At least one Wall Street rating agency is worried about Connecticut’s newly projected revenue shortfall.

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November 21, 2017

Business Owners Report Mixed Outlook

by Christine Stuart | November 21, 2017 11:10am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are reporting a mixed outlook for their firms, according to a survey released Monday by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

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November 20, 2017

State Bond Commission Poised To Approve Money To Remediate Blight

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 1:40pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Standing outside the site of a former manufacturing company on Homestead Avenue, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the state planned to dole out another $13.6 million to clean up blighted and contaminated properties known as brownfields.

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Survey Finds Residents Believe Business Conditions Are Worsening

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of InformCT HARTFORD, CT — A recent survey of 505 Connecticut residents found that respondents increasingly believe the overall business conditions in Connecticut are worsening, and nearly half expect that conditions will be about the same six months from now.

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November 17, 2017

Connecticut Loses Jobs In Three Out Of Last Four Months

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2017 10:50am

EtiAmmos via shutterstock Connecticut lost 6,600 jobs in October according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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November 13, 2017

Wall Street Says Budget Is Good for Connecticut, But Bad for UConn

by Christine Stuart | November 13, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Finally having a two-year state budget in place is “credit positive” for the state of Connecticut and its municipalities, but it’s a “credit negative” for the University of Connecticut.

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