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June 10, 2016

Union Endorsement Comes With Asterisk and A Letter

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 1:54pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of Connecticut labor unions may be angry, but they aren’t taking a scorched earth approach to endorsing members of the General Assembly who voted in favor of a budget that cuts services and lays off state employees.

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No Surprise, Union Coalition’s Endorsement Goes To Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 12:39pm

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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OP-ED | Don’t Let Ballpark Blues Get You Down

by Susan Bigelow | June 10, 2016 10:00am

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It’s sunny and in the 70s as I write this; it would have been a beautiful day for baseball in Hartford. But sadly, thanks to contractor bungling, it looks like we may not get to hear the crack of the bat at the tantalizingly-close-to-done Dunkin’ Donuts Park until 2017.

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June 2, 2016

Labor Protest Outside Fundraiser Reveals Divided Democratic Party

by Jack Kramer | June 2, 2016 9:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Scores of state workers carrying signs and chanting “no layoffs” held a rally Thursday a few hundred yards away from the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.

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May 31, 2016

Labor Doubles Down With Plan to Protest Democrats’ Progress Dinner

by Jack Kramer | May 31, 2016 5:30am

CTNewJunkie file photo Upset with Democrats who voted in favor of a state budget that calls for laying off thousands of state employees, labor leaders are ramping up their protest actions.

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May 26, 2016

Advocates Call On Insurance Commissioner To Reconsider Aetna-Humana Merger

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2016 4:02pm

shutterstock Advocates are calling on Connecticut’s Insurance Department to reconsider its decision to approve the Aetna-Humana merger.

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Lawmakers Press For Thorough Review Of Two Health Insurance Mergers

by Patricia Daddona | May 26, 2016 5:29am

shutterstock Seventeen lawmakers are asking the state’s insurance commissioner for a fair and thorough review of two pending colossal health insurance mergers and a study on how they could affect Connecticut jobs.

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May 24, 2016

Entrepreneur Searches For Like-Minded Individuals

by Cara Rosner | May 24, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of Innovation Destination Hartford Angelina Capalbo wanted to meet other owners of area startup companies, but had a tough time finding them at local networking events.

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May 17, 2016

New Haven, Hartford Lawmakers Line Up For Number Two Spot In House

by Christine Stuart | May 17, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo With House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, seeking a promotion to Speaker of the House, New Haven Rep. Toni Walker and Hartford Rep. Matthew Ritter are lining up to take over his spot as the number two person in the House of Representatives.

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May 12, 2016

State Gives Up Revenue To Hartford and New Britain

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2016 11:58pm

In April, the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee decided the state should give municipalities the authority to charge an admissions tax on event tickets.

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