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June 19, 2017

Blumenthal Gathers Healthcare Stories To Take To Washington

by Christine Stuart | June 19, 2017 11:50am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Nearly 50 Connecticut residents signed up to tell U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal to do what he can to protect the Affordable Care Act because the consequences of the American Health Care Act are cruel.

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June 15, 2017

Survey Shows Connecticut Gained 6,700 Jobs In May

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 11:30am

Courtesy of the Labor Department HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut gained 6,700 jobs in May, according to preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. That’s a sharp increase over last month when the state lost 3,100 jobs.

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Malloy Teams Up With Koch On Criminal Justice Reforms

by Christine Stuart | June 15, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — The two might find themselves at odds on most issues, but on the issue of criminal justice reform Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Koch Industries are on the same page.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | June 9, 2017 5:29am

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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June 6, 2017

Labor Deal Will Save Nearly $5 Billion In First Five Years

by Christine Stuart | June 6, 2017 4:48pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT —Facing criticism following a concession package he negotiated with the state employee workforce in 2011, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy obtained an actuarial analysis for the tentative framework his administration reached last month for the latest deal.

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June 5, 2017

Marijuana Legalization Hits Speed Bump

by Jack Kramer | June 5, 2017 11:27am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — An attempt to call a revised, bipartisan recreational marijuana amendment for a vote in the House hit a bump in the road Monday when the lead House Republican said her Democratic counterparts crafted the amendment without her input.

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June 1, 2017

State Lawmakers Say Aetna’s Pending Move Should Serve As Wake Up Call

by Jack Kramer | June 1, 2017 6:31pm

Katherine Welles via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — A day after the bombshell announcement that Aetna is looking to relocate from its Hartford headquarters, state legislators and business experts said the news should serve as a call to action.

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Republicans Push For More Labor Savings But Are Rejected By Malloy, Unions

by Christine Stuart | June 1, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Senate Republicans said extending the labor deal another five years is not worth the nearly $200 million it will save the state. Instead, they called upon Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders to join them in making some of the changes to health and pension benefits statutorily.

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May 31, 2017

Aetna Acknowledges It’s Headquarter Shopping

by Christine Stuart | May 31, 2017 3:35pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Aetna has had a footprint in the city of Hartford for 164 years. But that footprint might be about to get a little smaller, although no official announcement about a headquarter relocation has been made.

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May 26, 2017

Connecticut Senator Says Republicans Are Like ‘The Dog That Caught the Car’

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2017 2:14pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal said there will be political consequences for their Republican colleagues if they continue to try and dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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