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June 19, 2017

Survey Finds Connecticut Struggles To Fill Energy Sector Jobs

by Cara Rosner | June 19, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of the CBIA / DEEP survey HARTFORD, CT — The good news: there’s growing demand for energy-related jobs in Connecticut. The bad news: like their counterparts in manufacturing, most business leaders in the energy sector are struggling to fill entry-level positions due to a lack of qualified candidates, a new survey found.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 5:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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June 8, 2017

Tesla Bill Dies Again

by Jack Kramer | June 8, 2017 12:00am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Another General Assembly session has come and gone and Connecticut consumers will still have to travel to Massachusetts or New York to purchase vehicles manufactured by Tesla.

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March 31, 2017

OP-ED | Air So Great You Can Choke on It

by Susan Bigelow | March 31, 2017 10:00am

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In a futile effort to send West Virginia coal miners back to work, President Donald Trump has acted to roll back some of the Obama administration’s clean air rules. I hope you like your air extra chunky.

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March 13, 2017

OP-ED | Millstone Bill Really *Is* All About Rates

by John Erlingheuser | March 13, 2017 11:36pm

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In his Op Ed piece on March 3rd, Kevin Hennessy (director of state policy for Dominion) claims Dominion is not asking for any subsidies from the state of Connecticut, its taxpayers, or ratepayers. This is simply not the case.

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March 3, 2017

OP-ED | It’s All About the Rates

by Kevin R. Hennessy | March 3, 2017 4:00pm

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A bill that will lead to lower electricity prices for most Connecticut power customers is coming before the legislature. “We think this proposal will reduce rates,” Energy Co-chair Senator Paul Formica told the New London Day this week.

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February 13, 2017

Lawmakers Are Again Asked To Consider Nuclear Energy

by Christine Stuart | February 13, 2017 1:53pm

Courtesy of the NRC's Flickr page A generic bill that says the state wants to “provide a mechanism for zero-carbon generating facilities to sell power to electric utilities,” is causing a lot of commotion.

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December 6, 2016

Mattress Recycling Program Is Working

by Cara Rosner | December 6, 2016 6:30am

Courtesy of Sad City Hartford A program intended to make it easier for Connecticut residents to recycle old mattresses diverted 150,000 mattresses from landfills in its first year, according to the nonprofit running it.

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October 20, 2016

Connecticut Faces Third Straight Month of Job Losses, Though Its Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2016 12:41pm

shutterstock Connecticut shed 5,200 jobs in September after losing 300 it thought it gained in August, according to the latest estimates from the Connecticut Labor Department.

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October 6, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy Say Congress Is Ripe for Green Bank Legislation

by Jack Kramer | October 6, 2016 5:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie Connecticut U.S. Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal told a receptive audience at the Yale School of Management on Wednesday that the timing has never been better for Congress to pass national Green Bank legislation.

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