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July 29, 2016

OP-ED | The Last Flight from Brainard

by Susan Bigelow | July 29, 2016 10:00am

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Who needs a small urban airport, anyway? Not, apparently, Mayor Luke Bronin of Hartford, who has advocated shutting down Brainard Airport, located in the city’s South Meadows, so the city can develop the land.

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July 21, 2016

Legislative Committee Mulls Future of Hartford’s Brainard Airport

by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am

Doug Hardy / CTNewsJunkie A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.

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July 18, 2016

Walker, Ritter Still Competing For Majority Leader

by Christine Stuart | July 18, 2016 1:17pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Rep. Matt Ritter may be holding a fundraiser Thursday with Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz in Rhode Island, but it doesn’t mean the two have teamed up to take over the number one and number two slot in the Connecticut House.

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June 29, 2016

Fate of the Old State House Is Uncertain

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo By the end of today the Old State House on Main Street in Hartford will close its doors to the public.

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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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