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June 23, 2016

Report: Connecticut Ranks 5th Best Place For Children

by Cara Rosner | June 23, 2016 2:00pm

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 11:30am

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 5:30am

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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April 4, 2016

Workers Ask Lawmakers to Focus on the ‘99 Percent’

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2016 8:33pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of labor, community, and civil rights groups gathered Monday at a Hartford church before marching to the Legislative Office Building to ask lawmakers to put the “99 percent” ahead of the wealthiest “1 percent.”

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March 8, 2016

Malloy Looks To Layoffs, Asks For Suggestions on Spending Cuts

by Christine Stuart | March 8, 2016 4:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signaled Tuesday that he would lay off a portion of the state workforce before the end of June and asked legislative leaders to help him make more than $200 million in spending cuts now.

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February 19, 2016

Malloy Listens To Public Complain About His Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 19, 2016 1:37am

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sat quietly with his budget director, security detail, and other staff members Thursday listening as hundreds lined up to testify against his budget cuts.

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February 10, 2016

New Coalition Will Lobby For Tax Increase, Equality

by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2016 5:28pm

Christine Stuart photo A new coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups said they don’t accept the premise of the new economic reality Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid out in his State of the State address one week ago.

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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 2:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut will receive a $54.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development to improve shoreline infrastructure and increase resiliency for future weather events.

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January 21, 2016

Lawmakers Start Lining Up Support For Public Retirement Push

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2016 2:18pm

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers and public officials are lining up public support for a public retirement plan before the legislation is even written.

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January 13, 2016

General Electric Announces Move to Boston

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2016 12:23pm

Christine Stuart file photo (Updated 2:50 p.m.) General Electric, which has been headquartered in Fairfield for decades, announced today that it’s moving its headquarters to Boston.

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