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March 23, 2018

Lawmakers Defend Hartford Debt Service Payments

by Christine Stuart | Mar 23, 2018 4:15pm
Posted to: State Budget | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Following criticism from local elected officials, legislative leaders tried to explain the state’s financial commitment to Hartford to help the city avoid bankruptcy.

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March 14, 2018

Information Technology Company To Open Hartford Hub

by Christine Stuart | Mar 14, 2018 4:10pm
Posted to: Business | CT Tech Junkie | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs | Labor | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT —Infosys, a global consulting and information technology services company, will be opening one of its four innovation hubs in Hartford and promises to create 1,000 jobs before 2022.

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February 19, 2018

With Bonding Capped At $1.9B, Agenda Receives Scrutiny

by Christine Stuart | Feb 19, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Transportation | Hartford | Torrington

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HARTFORD, CT — The state Bond Commission approved $70 million Friday for investments in a handful of projects and businesses, including a parking garage, a soccer stadium, and a hydroponic vegetable farm in Torrington.

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February 1, 2018

OP-ED | Communities, Not Court Decisions, Will Improve Connecticut’s Schools

by Barth Keck | Feb 1, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Child Welfare | Courts | Education | Opinion | Education Opinion | Poverty | Hartford

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William Shakespeare wrote in The Tempest, “Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows” — a quote that has morphed into the modern adage, “Politics makes strange bedfellows.”

The Jan. 17 Connecticut Supreme Court decision overturning Superior Court Judge Thomas Moukhawser’s ruling on public education is a case in point.

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January 25, 2018

Wall Street Gives Mixed Review of Education Ruling

by Christine Stuart | Jan 25, 2018 5:00pm
Posted to: Courts | Education | State Budget | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Hartford | New Haven


HARTFORD, CT — More than a week after Connecticut’s Supreme Court decided that Connecticut’s education system was flawed, but not unconstitutional, one Wall Street firm is says it’s “credit positive” for the state, but not necessarily it’s three biggest cities.

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New Haven Mayor Gives Boost To Treasurer Candidate From Hartford

by Jack Kramer | Jan 25, 2018 1:05am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford | New Haven

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HARTFORD, CT — Hartford attorney Shawn Wooden got a powerful boost Wednesday in his race to become Connecticut’s next state Treasurer.

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January 8, 2018

Connecticut Officials Confident Medical Pot Is Safe From Feds

by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | Consumer Protection | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Legal | White House | Bethel | Branford | Bristol | Hartford | Milford | Montville | South Windsor | Waterbury

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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.

Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.

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January 3, 2018

Nappier Touts Accomplishments In Announcing She Won’t Seek Re-Election

by Christine Stuart | Jan 3, 2018 3:56pm
Posted to: Business | Election 2018 | Hartford | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — After two decades in office, state Treasurer Denise Nappier announced Wednesday that she won’t be seeking re-election.

As the first African-American woman elected to serve as Treasurer, Nappier’s tenure began when she defeated Paul J. Silvester, a Republican incumbent who would later serve prison time for giving more than $500 million from in state pension funds to private investment funds in exchange for kickbacks.

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December 29, 2017

OP-ED | Governor Griebel: Visions of Weicker Dancing In His Head?

by Terry Cowgill | Dec 29, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Election Policy | Opinion | State Capitol | Hartford | Newtown

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The world is full of dreamers. And that’s a good thing. Dreamers make the impossible possible. In the words of Robert F. Kennedy, non-dreamers say “why,” but “I dream of things that never were, and ask why not?”

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December 18, 2017

Former Chamber Leader Expected To Announce Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Dec 18, 2017 6:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Days before leaving his post at the MetroHartford Alliance, R. Nelson ‘Oz’ Griebel told a small group of business leaders, economic development officials, and students that Connecticut might benefit from getting rid of the estate tax and the corporate income tax.

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