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October 6, 2017

OP-ED | If We Don’t Grow, There Will Be More Scotlands

by Terry Cowgill | October 6, 2017 5:30am

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A lot of ink has been spilled — digital and otherwise — on the dismal state of Hartford’s finances and the very real possibility of bankruptcy. Not so much about one of the state’s smallest towns, which is “teetering on the edge of insolvency,” and, relative to its size, is facing challenges almost as daunting as the capital city’s.

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October 5, 2017

OP-ED | No Divorce More Final: When Nations Split Apart

by Susan Bigelow | October 5, 2017 6:50pm

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I traveled through the north of Scotland with my mother in the beginning of September, and while we did pass through a stark and forbidding room labeled “UK Border” and passed around money that said “Bank of England,” there was a sense of being somewhere distinct and different from the United Kingdom.

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‘Thousands of Jobs’ Are On The Line Without A State Budget

by Christine Stuart | October 5, 2017 4:42pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Following budget talks with legislative leaders Thursday, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy warned that the budget stalemate will cost Connecticut jobs if it’s not resolved soon.

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October 2, 2017

Hartford’s Flirtation With Bankruptcy Could Impact Other Connecticut Cities

by Christine Stuart | October 2, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD — The steps the state of Connecticut takes over the next few weeks will determine how the city of Hartford restructures its debt and whether it asks Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s permission to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy.

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September 19, 2017

Bad Things Will Happen Oct. 1, But A Cash Flow Problem Won’t Be One of Them

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2017 5:30am

State Treasurer's Office HARTFORD, CT — Wall Street analysts found that even though Connecticut hasn’t been able to pass a two-year budget, its cash position in the short-term is fairly healthy.

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September 18, 2017

Connecticut Drivers Facing Spike in Gas Prices As Texas Refineries Struggle to Recover From Harvey

by Cara Rosner | September 18, 2017 11:00am

After a sudden jump following Hurricane Harvey, gas prices have leveled off — but they still remain more than 10 percent higher than they were a month ago.

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September 14, 2017

Connecticut Posts Back-To-Back Job Losses

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2017 12:02pm

HARTFORD, CT — For the second month in a row, Connecticut lost payroll jobs, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor.

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September 8, 2017

Connecticut Businesses ‘Holding Steady’ With Eye On State Budget

by Cara Rosner | September 8, 2017 2:32pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are “holding steady” — keeping a cautious eye on legislative priorities and the unresolved state budget — according to a survey released today.

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August 30, 2017

Experts: Governor’s Budget Proposal Would Hurt Housing Market

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2017 5:30am

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HARTFORD, CT — A Connecticut economist and a real estate agent say Connecticut’s budget stalemate — and the proposals being put forth to resolve the budget deficit — would hurt the housing market.

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August 28, 2017

Debate Over Prescription Drug Pricing Moves To States

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — With Congress mostly paralyzed, the debate over how to lower prescription drug prices is moving to the states.

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