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May 22, 2017

Union Framework Released, But No Final Deal

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 4:23pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT— Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the state labor unions are close to reaching a five-year deal that would freeze wages over the next three years, require employees to contribute more to their pension and healthcare benefits, and reduce cost-of-living increases for retirees.

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State Lawmakers Make Plea To Colleagues Over Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2017 12:41pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Regional officials and lawmakers from eastern Connecticut want to make sure the General Assembly acts this year to help homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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May 19, 2017

Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling With Workforce

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2017 12:00pm

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut manufactures will need to fill 13,600 job positions by next year, but they struggle to attract and retrain workers, according to a survey released this week.

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OP-ED | That Sinking Feeling

by Susan Bigelow | May 19, 2017 10:00am

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There comes a moment during the filling up of the boat with water that cold reality sets in: just bailing it out isn’t working anymore, and the ship’s going down.

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Economists Call Attention To Latest Job Numbers

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

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s largest business organization said lawmakers need to pay close attention to the latest monthly employment report.

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May 18, 2017

Another Day Another Wall Street Rating Agency Downgrade

by Christine Stuart | May 18, 2017 10:00am

shutterstock It’s been sort of a streak. Three Wall Street rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s creditworthiness in the last five days.

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May 16, 2017

Wall Street Ratings Agency Puts Pressure On Connecticut To Handle Debt

by Christine Stuart | May 16, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Moody's HARTFORD, CT — It was the second time in less than two days that a Wall Street rating agency downgraded Connecticut’s bonds.

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May 15, 2017

Malloy’s Revisions Continue To Ask Municipalities For Help Balancing The State Budget

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 2:23pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget proposal cuts an additional $600 million in the first year of the two-year budget for 2018-19, bringing spending down 1.2 percent below the current year’s budget.

And within the proposal Malloy also continues to ask cities and towns for help.

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May 11, 2017

State Official, Economist Agree Increasing Revenues Will Not Help Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | May 11, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s budget picture is so gloomy, in part, because the amount of money the state’s wealthiest are paying in taxes is shrinking at an alarming rate.

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May 9, 2017

Geographic Lines Begin To Form On Third Casino

by Christine Stuart | May 9, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — Geographic divides, more so than partisan, emerged Monday as a key committee debated legislation to allow Connecticut’s two federally recognized Indian tribes to build a casino in East Windsor.

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