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November 2, 2017

Connecticut Lawmaker Wants To Explore Staying on Daylight Savings Time

by Christine Stuart | November 2, 2017 11:28am

K. Paul via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents will “fall back” on Nov. 5 and gain an extra hour of sleep, but there’s a movement that seems to be gaining momentum to stay on daylight savings time.

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October 23, 2017

Business Owners, Environmentalists Pan Clean Energy Raid

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 2:26pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Solar energy system installers, environmental advocates, and clean energy business owners were more than critical Monday of a last-minute decision by legislative leaders to balance the state budget by sweeping three clean energy funds.

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October 20, 2017

Connecticut Economist Speculates Recession Will Hit Before State Recovers Jobs

by Jack Kramer | October 20, 2017 4:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo WETHERSFIELD, CT — The latest employment numbers for the state have a leading economist believing another recession will hit before Connecticut reclaims all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | October 19, 2017 4:52pm

Connecticut Dept. of Economic and Community Development
Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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CTISPRIME.COM

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 3:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut submitted two bids to Amazon Thursday in hopes of landing the company’s coveted second headquarter location, which comes with the promise of 50,000 jobs.

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Connecticut Improves, But Remains Among 10 Least Tax-Friendly States

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 4:30am

Courtesy of Kiplinger HARTFORD, CT — Every fall Kiplinger’s, a publisher of business forecasts and personal financial advice, releases its top 10 list of most tax-friendly states and least tax-friendly states.

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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 4:30am

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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 5:50pm

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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 3:42pm

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 4:30am

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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