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November 29, 2016

Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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November 16, 2016

Survey Respondents: We Love Connecticut, We Just Can’t Afford To Live Here

by Jack Kramer | November 16, 2016 4:02pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo A new survey shows while most Connecticut residents enjoy living here they worry that lack of jobs, good public transportation, quality health care, and the dearth of affordable housing will drive many of them to flee the Nutmeg State.

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October 13, 2016

Unions Tell Court That The State Needs To Negotiate Privatization

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2016 1:03pm

Christine Stuart photo Two state unions representing workers at the Department of Developmental Services filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging the state can’t move forward with privatizing group homes without negotiating first with the unions.

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October 10, 2016

Report Finds That Many Families Are Still Struggling

by Kristi Allen | October 10, 2016 4:30am

Despite Connecticut’s modest economic growth, the number of families struggling to cover basic household costs has increased since 2010, according to the United Way’s ALICE report released Sunday.

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October 3, 2016

RBS Settles Mortgage-Backed Securities Complaint With Connecticut

by Cara Rosner | October 3, 2016 9:02pm

Lucian Milasan / Shutterstock.com RBS Securities Inc., a subsidiary of the Royal Bank of Scotland, will pay Connecticut $120 million - the largest single state settlement ever - to resolve allegations the bank’s handling of mortgage-backed securities directly contributed to the 2008 financial crisis.

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August 16, 2016

State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 1:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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July 29, 2016

Murphy Celebrates Program to Help New Haven’s Residents, Veterans, and Recently Incarcerated

by Jack Kramer | July 29, 2016 4:01pm

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie One of the new initiative’s goals in New Haven, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Thursday, will be to reduce recidivism by 50 percent over a five-year period.

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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 1:00pm

Courtesy of the Annie Casey Foundation Connecticut ranks as the fifth best state in the country for children, though racial disparities persist in the state, according to an annual report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.

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April 26, 2016

Report: Connecticut Has Many Economic Challenges

by Cara Rosner | April 26, 2016 10:30am

A new “diagnostic” report takes a stark look at the challenges Connecticut faces when it comes to economic competitiveness.

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April 12, 2016

Legislators Agree To Outsource Some DSS Case Management Services

by Christine Stuart | April 12, 2016 4:30am

Christine Stuart photo Two legislative committees agreed Monday to allow the Department of Social Services to outsource case management work for about 500 people with acquired brain injuries, after defeating a similar proposal about four months ago.

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