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August 11, 2017

New Bus Service To Connect Hartford And Storrs

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — CTtransit bus route service, starting Aug. 13, will provide University of Connecticut students, faculty, and staff the ability to connect directly to downtown Hartford via public transit.

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Malloy: ‘We Need A Budget’

by Jack Kramer | August 11, 2017 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was back in Connecticut Thursday after being away for a week. While he was gone not much progress was made on the state budget.

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August 8, 2017

Larson Proposes Carbon Tax To Pay For Nation’s Infrastructure

by Christine Stuart | August 8, 2017 1:52pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Rep. John B. Larson has a big idea about how to solve the nation’s crumbling infrastructure and he wants to create a carbon tax to pay for it.

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August 4, 2017

Women’s Groups, Lawmakers Challenge DCCC Statements

by Christine Stuart | August 4, 2017 12:17pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gathered Friday on the north steps of the state Capitol in Hartford, a small group of pro-choice organizations and state lawmakers condemned the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee’s recent statement on abortion.

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July 28, 2017

Healthcare Rally Is Still A Go

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2017 1:31pm

Courtesy of NARAL A Saturday healthcare rally at the state Capitol in Hartford will still proceed, but this time it will be more of a celebration than a call to action.

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July 13, 2017

Hartford Highlights Broadband ‘Homework Gap’

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2017 4:07pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Students in the North End of Hartford don’t have many options when it comes to accessing the Internet to complete their homework assignments.

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July 12, 2017

Standard and Poor’s Downgrades Hartford Bonds To Junk Status

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2017 5:30am

Sean Pavone via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Standard and Poor’s downgraded Hartford’s bonds Tuesday to junk status.

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July 7, 2017

OP-ED | Hartford’s Future is Everyone’s Responsibility

by Susan Bigelow | July 7, 2017 10:00am

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It’s been a bad few weeks for the state’s capital city. Aetna, long the business bulwark of the one-time Insurance Capital of the World, announced in late June that they will move their headquarters to Manhattan. And now the state’s ongoing budget impasse may mean much-needed aid to cash-strapped Hartford doesn’t materialize.

What happens next is up to all of us to decide.

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June 29, 2017

Aetna Announces Much Anticipated Move To The Big Apple

by Jack Kramer | June 29, 2017 12:51pm

Courtesy of Aetna HARTFORD, CT — It’s official. Aetna is moving its corporate headquarters from Hartford to New York City.

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June 28, 2017

Summer Youth Employment First Casualty of Budget Mess

by Jack Kramer | June 28, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of Workforce Alliance NEW HAVEN, CT — Thousands of youth and five regional workforce boards were told last week that the youth employment program would be canceled this summer because there isn’t a state budget.

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