by Terry Cowgill | Jan 22, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Fairfield
Now that some of the dust has settled after the announcement last week that General Electric would move its headquarters from Fairfield to Boston, a question my editor Christine Stuart asked shortly after the announcement (Will GE’s Move Impact The 2016 Elections?) has been answered.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Will GE’s Departure Be A Political Issue? You Bet It Will" »
by Themis Klarides | Jan 18, 2016 5:30pm
Posted to: Business | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Fairfield
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey recently toured Bristol Hospital alongside the facility’s CEO and proclaimed that he now has a deeper appreciation of all the good work being done by the community-based facility and the challenges that it faces.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Failed Leadership, Taxes, Contempt, Ushered GE Out The Door" »
by Susan Bigelow | Jan 13, 2016 7:49pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Financial Sector | Opinion | Taxes | State Capitol | Fairfield
It happened: General Electric is leaving Fairfield for Boston. The political blame game has already begun, and the economic pain is sure to be sharp. What’s worse, though, is the blow we’ve taken to something much more fragile than the economy: our collective self-esteem and identity.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Farewell GE: If You Need Connecticut, We’ll Be In Our Room Eating Ice Cream" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 13, 2016 12:23pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Fairfield
(Updated 2:50 p.m.) General Electric, which has been headquartered in Fairfield for decades, announced today that it’s moving its headquarters to Boston.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 11, 2016 2:58pm
Posted to: Business | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | Fairfield | Glastonbury
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Connecticut tends to “beat ourselves up pretty hard” when it comes to the economy and job creation, but “the reality is we’ve moved 20 companies from other states into Connecticut.”
Continue reading "Malloy Touts Economic Growth, Downplays Concerns About GE Relocation" »
by Christine Stuart | Nov 6, 2015 3:16pm
Posted to: Election 2015 | Town News | Fairfield | South Windsor | Local Politics
As soon as the polls closed on Tuesday, the party machines went into action in an effort to convince the news media that their side had won this year’s municipal elections.
Continue reading "Spin Doctors Selling Local Election Results" »
by Susan Bigelow | Oct 30, 2015 11:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2015 | Opinion | Bridgeport | Fairfield | Hartford | Meriden | Middletown | New Britain | Norwalk | Stonington | Trumbull
Yes, the time of year when election signs are plastered all over town is just about over. Municipal elections are finally here! What should we be watching for on election night 2015?
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2015 4:00pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Health Care | State Budget | Taxes | Fairfield
Republican lawmakers continued their campaign Thursday to get Democratic lawmakers or Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to agree to a special session to make changes to the state budget.
Continue reading "Republicans Renew Their Call For A Special Session In GE’s Backyard" »
by Cara Rosner | Aug 25, 2015 12:40pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Energy | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Taxes | Fairfield
Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.
Continue reading "Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’" »
by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2015 2:05pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Taxes | Fairfield
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed Monday that he made a presentation to General Electric Co. officials earlier this month.
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