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December 8, 2017

West Haven, Hartford Would Qualify For Assistance

by Christine Stuart | Dec 8, 2017 12:38pm
Posted to: Town News | Hartford | West Haven | Labor | Legal

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The newly formed Municipal Accountability Review Board, which will be in charge of helping extremely distressed municipalities like West Haven and Hartford get their finances under control, met for the first time Friday.

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Municipal Review Board To Meet

by Christine Stuart | Dec 8, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Town News | Hartford

ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The 11-member board created by the state budget to work with financially distressed municipalities in order to help them avoid insolvency or bankruptcy will hold its first meeting today.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy appointed three members: Thomas S. Hamilton, finance chief for the Norwalk school system; state Labor Department Commissioner Scott D. Jackson of Hamden; and West Hartford attorney John “Jay” Nolan.

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December 5, 2017

Progressive Nonprofit Forms To Support Female Candidates Who Share Their Values

by Christine Stuart | Dec 5, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Equality | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The “shock of the 2016 election” and what they see as policy failures by the General Assembly inspired a progressive women’s advocacy group to get organized. 

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December 4, 2017

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Floats Tax Cuts

by Christine Stuart | Dec 4, 2017 2:47pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — An investment banker running for the Republican nomination for governor is embracing the economic policies espoused by his friend of two decades, Arthur Laffer, who rose to prominence during the Reagan administration.

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December 1, 2017

OP-ED | For Sale: Old Building Full of Ghosts

by Susan Bigelow | Dec 1, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Real Estate | Economic Development | Opinion | Hartford

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This week the state Bond Commission voted to borrow $40 million for upgrades to the XL Center, in the hopes of tricking some poor sap into buying it. Good luck with that.

The newly passed state budget authorized the cost of the upgrades and the purchase of the nearby atrium and retail space, all in an effort to make the building attractive enough to investors to sell it by 2019. I haven’t found any evidence of private investors going around buying up aging arenas, but maybe the people who came up with the budget know something I don’t. Who can say?

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November 29, 2017

Bond Commission Approves Money For XL Center, Silver Sands

by Christine Stuart | Nov 29, 2017 12:58pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol | Hartford | Milford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Borrowing $40 million for improvements to the XL Center and $9.1 million for bath houses and lifeguard stands at Silver Sands State Park were two controversial items approved Wednesday by the state Bond Commission.

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November 28, 2017

Lawmakers Ponder Regulations For Healthcare Negotiations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2017 5:53pm
Posted to: Equality | Insurance | Jobs | Legal | Hartford | Windham

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Unable to pinpoint why healthcare providers and insurers couldn’t agree on how much to pay for medical care, legislators debated Tuesday whether the state needs to get involved in future negotiations between providers and insurers.

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November 20, 2017

State Bond Commission Poised To Approve Money To Remediate Blight

by Christine Stuart | Nov 20, 2017 1:40pm
Posted to: Business | Real Estate | Economic Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Environment | Hartford

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Standing outside the site of a former manufacturing company on Homestead Avenue, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the state planned to dole out another $13.6 million to clean up blighted and contaminated properties known as brownfields.

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OP-ED | Hartford Councilperson’s Speech At The Puerto Rican Unity March

by Wildaliz Bermudez | Nov 20, 2017 11:17am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Weather | White House | Hartford

Contributed photo Since 1898, we have been promised falsas promesas (false promises). When General Nelson A. Miles landed on the island of Puerto Rico to present the very first promise made on behalf of the United Sates to the people of Puerto Rico.

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November 18, 2017

Hartford Mayor Mulls Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | Nov 18, 2017 4:44pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Hartford

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He’s not finished with the second year of this first term, but Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said he’s receiving encouragement from supporters to run for governor.

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