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June 23, 2017

Shared Solar Struggles In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2017 5:30am

LEUNGCHOPAN VIA SHUTTERSTOCK HARTFORD — (Updated 2:30 p.m.) It could produce 2,580 full-time jobs during construction and $374 million in local economic benefits for the state, according to a new report, but the idea of shared solar hasn’t gotten off the ground in Connecticut.

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June 15, 2017

Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 10, 2017

Booker Focuses More on Criminal Justice Than Trump At Annual Dinner

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2017 9:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey said it wasn’t a tough sell to get him to headline the biggest Connecticut fundraising dinner of the year.

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June 3, 2017

House Democrats Resigned To New Reality

by Christine Stuart | June 3, 2017 3:42pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democrats in the House have already given up on some legislative proposals, like Earned Family Medical Leave and an increase in the minimum wage, acknowledging that they won’t be able to win enough support to get them passed given their margins.

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June 1, 2017

State Lawmakers Say Aetna’s Pending Move Should Serve As Wake Up Call

by Jack Kramer | June 1, 2017 6:31pm

Katherine Welles via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A day after the bombshell announcement that Aetna is looking to relocate from its Hartford headquarters, state legislators and business experts said the news should serve as a call to action.

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May 31, 2017

Aetna Acknowledges It’s Headquarter Shopping

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2017 3:35pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Aetna has had a footprint in the city of Hartford for 164 years. But that footprint might be about to get a little smaller, although no official announcement about a headquarter relocation has been made.

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May 15, 2017

Hartford Entrepreneurs to Make Their Pitches Wednesday

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of reSET HARTFORD, CT — With $30,000 up for grabs, the Mark Twain House and Museum is the place to be for entrepreneurs Wednesday, May 17.

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May 12, 2017

OP-ED | Capital Prep Admissions Debacle Teaches Valuable Lessons

by Barth Keck | May 12, 2017 5:30am

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The first news bomb hit on May 3 when the Hartford Courant reported “10 cases of student-athletes who were admitted” to Hartford’s Capital Preparatory Magnet School “outside the blind lottery system.”

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May 11, 2017

College Professors, Students Pan Proposed Consolidations, Tuition Increases

by Jack Kramer | May 11, 2017 3:26pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - An overflow crowd packed Thursday’s Board of Regents meeting to criticize a money-saving plan that calls for both tuition increases and consolidations of the state’s regional and community college system.

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May 10, 2017

Toll Debate Heats Up With One Month Left In Session

by Christine Stuart | May 10, 2017 1:19pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans want to reframe the debate over highway tolls because they feel the facts and narrative have gotten away from lawmakers in favor of the idea.

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