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January 22, 2016

Coastal Communities Win $54.2M Federal Storm Resiliency Grant

by Christine Stuart | January 22, 2016 1:44pm

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 1:18pm

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 11:23am

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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January 1, 2016

OP-ED | Reasons to Worry About Connecticut, Reasons to Hope

by Suzanne Bates | January 1, 2016 8:00pm

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If you could draw Connecticut as a person, she might look like an aging aristocrat, shabby but still trying to look posh in her tatty fur coat and grandmother’s pearls, unwilling to accept that the fortune’s all been spent.

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December 16, 2015

Energy Prices Drop, But Remain Unaffordable For Many

by Christine Stuart | December 16, 2015 1:30pm

Christine Stuart photo There are more than 313,000 Connecticut households that can’t afford to pay their energy bills.

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December 10, 2015

$5,482

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo The state Bond Commission is expected to meet Friday to approve $8.15 million in general obligation bonds, which brings this year’s total amount of borrowing to $2,499,994,518.

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December 7, 2015

New Report Finds Demand For Affordable Housing Increasing

by Cara Rosner | December 7, 2015 5:30am

Though the state has made strides in developing affordable homes, there still isn’t enough supply in Connecticut to meet demand, according to an annual report released last week.

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November 24, 2015

The Cost of Connecticut Congestion: $5.1 Billion

by Christine Stuart | November 24, 2015 12:43pm

Christine Stuart photo Connecticut’s poor pavement conditions and lack of highway safety features cost motorists $5.1 billion annually in additional operating costs and lost time, according to a report from a national transportation organization.

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November 11, 2015

Advocates Continue Campaign For $15 An Hour In Hartford

by Christine Stuart | November 11, 2015 5:29am

Christine Stuart photo Low wage workers and labor advocates gathered at the Legislative Office Building Tuesday to tell their stories and celebrate their progress, including successful negotiations with two nursing home chains.

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October 30, 2015

Advocates for People with Intellectual Disabilities Say State Has No Plan For Them

by Elizabeth Regan | October 30, 2015 1:00pm

Elizabeth Regan Parents, grandparents and siblings who are struggling to care for adult family members with severe intellectual and developmental disabilities are asking for the state’s help to plan for the day they will no longer be able to protect and provide for their children.

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