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August 22, 2017

Congressional Delegation Tells Price To Continue Insurance Subsidies

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2017 1:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal and the rest of Connecticut’s Congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price asking the administration to maintain the Obamacare subsidies through 2018.

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August 17, 2017

BLS: Connecticut Sees Slight Loss in Jobs in July

by Jack Kramer | August 17, 2017 1:37pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 600 jobs in July though its unemployment rate remained unchanged at 5 percent, according to survey data released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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August 16, 2017

CBO: Insurance Premiums Would Increase and Federal Deficit Worsen

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

Healthcare.gov HARTFORD, CT — Ending billions in federal insurance subsidies would worsen the federal deficit and increase insurance premiums, the Congressional Budget Office warned Tuesday in its report.

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August 15, 2017

Businesses Seek Advice For Handling Employees Using Medical Marijuana

by Jack Kramer | August 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — As the number of medical marijuana patients in the state increases on a daily basis, employers are looking for help from experts on how to handle the delicate matter of confronting a worker they suspect is high.

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August 11, 2017

Even Without A Budget Connecticut Shoppers Get a Tax Break

by Cara Rosner | August 11, 2017 3:00pm

One of the biggest shopping seasons of the year - second only to the holidays - is here: back to school time.

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August 3, 2017

Survey Finds Budget Situation Is Impacting Consumer Confidence

by Christine Stuart | August 3, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents are beginning to worry about how the lack of a state budget will impact their personal budgets, according to a survey by InformCT.

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July 26, 2017

Connecticut’s Elected Officials Vow Fight Over Senate Health Votes

by Christine Stuart | July 26, 2017 5:30am

CTNewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It almost goes without saying that Connecticut’s elected officials panned the U.S. Senate vote to move forward with a debate on repealing the Affordable Care Act.

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July 24, 2017

Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | July 24, 2017 6:29pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8:20 p.m.) The House voted 101-47 and the Senate voted 24-12 to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of legislation that changes, or according to the governor, “rolls back,“ affordable housing laws.

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July 20, 2017

Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 2:00pm

Jon Bilous via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 5:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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