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January 24, 2017

Malloy Seeks Borrowing To Help Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Jack Kramer | January 24, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT – The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling due to a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.

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January 19, 2017

Final 2016 Labor Report Offers Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | January 19, 2017 12:45pm

Courtesy of the Department of Labor The final 2016 labor report on payroll jobs and unemployment was a mixed bag.

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January 9, 2017

Silver Lining in Connecticut’s Unemployment Numbers

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 12:58pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT—Connecticut’s inability to employ its workforce at the same level as its neighboring New England states may be a blessing in disguise.

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Malloy Refuses To Take Tax Increases Off The Table

by Christine Stuart | January 9, 2017 10:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy refused to rule out tax increases in a 40-minute interview in his office with Capitol reporters Friday.

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January 6, 2017

Diverse Stakeholders Offer Solutions

by Jack Kramer | January 6, 2017 3:40pm

Courtesy of CCM Budgeting that encourages economic innovation, expanding the role of regional councils of governments and alliances, more regional transportation and tax reforms are just a few of the recommendations being proposed by a self-proclaimed economic summit team.

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January 5, 2017

OP-ED | The State of the State: Get Ready for Another Brutal Year

by Susan Bigelow | January 5, 2017 5:30pm

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Well, we knew it wasn’t going to be a sunny, positive, or inspirational speech. The only thing to recommend Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seventh State of the State address is that his budget speech, to be delivered next month, will be a lot worse.

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Gomes, Winfield To Serve On Seven Committees

by Christine Stuart | January 5, 2017 12:51pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo With two resignations in the Senate on opening day, it looks as if all the pieces stopped moving long enough for legislative leadership to name committee chairs and vice chairs.

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December 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Year of Endings

by Susan Bigelow | December 29, 2016 5:30am

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I took a few weeks off from writing this column, both to furiously edit a novel in preparation for a January deadline, and to try and take stock. The first of these tasks was easy; the book will be done on time, and I think it’s pretty good. But the second, that’s much harder.

I hardly know where to start with 2016, except to say that I can feel an entire cultural and political era slipping away as the year finally comes to a close.

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December 22, 2016

With A New Year Comes Some New Laws

by Cara Rosner | December 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo As usual, a new year will bring new state laws to Connecticut, and several pieces of legislation — governing a wide range of topics — are slated to take effect on Jan. 1.

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December 14, 2016

How Did Connecticut’s Economy Fall Behind?

by Christine Stuart | December 14, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston may have just been the most visible sign that Connecticut failed to lay the groundwork for a 21st century economy, but a University of Connecticut professor says there were plenty of other missed opportunities over the past two decades.

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