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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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December 12, 2016

Connecticut Officials Defend F-35 Strike Fighter Program Following Trump’s Tweet

by Christine Stuart | December 12, 2016 2:54pm

Courtesy of United Technologies Corporation President-elect Donald Trump’s tweet about the F-35 strike fighter program seems to suggest cuts are coming.

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October 11, 2016

Report Highlights Practice of Offshore Tax Havens

by Jack Kramer | October 11, 2016 4:30am

A new report shows that Fortune 500 companies, including several in Connecticut, are placing an estimated $2.5 trillion in offshore tax havens. It’s a practice that’s totally legal.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 4:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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June 10, 2016

No Surprise, Union Coalition’s Endorsement Goes To Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 11:39am

Christine Stuart photo Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter joked he made his campaign staff a little nervous by telling them he was ditching the script and was going “rogue” in his pitch to 240 AFL-CIO delegates at their annual convention.

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June 2, 2016

Blumenthal, Murphy, Esty Tout $345 Million for Northeast Corridor Infrastructure

by Jack Kramer | June 2, 2016 4:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Failing to invest in the Amtrak line’s busy Northeast Corridor, in the eyes of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is just plain dumb.

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May 13, 2016

Prison Gerrymandering Bill Falls Flat

by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 10:14am

Christine Stuart file photo Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.

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February 12, 2016

Blumenthal, Advocates Applaud White House Study of Synthetic Turf

by Jack Kramer | February 12, 2016 2:37pm

Jack Kramer photo President Barack Obama, at the urging of U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, is seeking $1 million for a federal investigation into the safety of artificial turf fields and playgrounds.

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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut will receive a $54.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve shoreline infrastructure and increase resiliency for future weather events.

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January 18, 2016

Parents, Childcare Workers Ask State to Boost Support for Childcare

by Rowan Kane | January 18, 2016 12:15pm

Rowan Kane photo Childcare workers and parents descended on Hartford’s Capital Community College last week to voice concerns about wages and proposed changes to a federal program that subsidizes care.

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