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October 27, 2014

Latinos Refuse To Be Ignored

by Christine Stuart | October 27, 2014 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Members of the Latino community gathered at the state Capitol last week to let the three gubernatorial candidates know they represent 14 percent of the state’s population and will not be ignored.

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October 24, 2014

OP-ED | Here Are The Facts, Malloy’s Economic Record Is A Strong One

by Sean Goldrick | October 24, 2014 2:10pm

In the old TV detective series Dragnet, Jack Webb’s Detective Joe Friday was famous for saying, “Just the facts, ma’am.”  So channeling my inner Jack Webb, here are the facts.

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October 20, 2014

Sept. Job Gains Are Good News For Malloy

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2014 11:35am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 2:56 p.m.) The last statewide jobs report before the Nov. 4 election was good news for Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. The report issued by the Connecticut Department of Labor showed that the state added 11,500 nonfarm jobs in September.

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October 19, 2014

OP-ED | On the Occasion of the Opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

by Edison Liu | October 19, 2014 9:03pm

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On Oct. 7, several hundred friends and supporters gathered for the grand opening of The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine on the University of Connecticut Health Center campus in Farmington. This will be the newest branch of The Jackson Laboratory — a nonprofit research institute that has been a pioneer in genetics research for 85 years.

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October 13, 2014

Officials Seek Comment on Creation of State-Sponsored Retirement Account

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 12:24pm

State officials are seeking public comment regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for all private sector employees.

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September 24, 2014

Foley Pitches Car Tax Reduction and Cap As Part of Urban Strategy

by Christine Stuart | September 24, 2014 5:31pm

Christine Stuart photo One of the centerpieces to Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley’s urban policy agenda is a proposal to cut the car tax rate in any city or town where it’s higher than 30 mills.

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September 19, 2014

August Jobs Report Offers Mixed News

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2014 6:24am

The state of Connecticut lost 3,600 jobs in August and the unemployment rate held steady at 6.6 percent, according to the Connecticut Labor Department.

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September 9, 2014

Malloy Touts Progress, Makes Urban Jobs Pitch

by Staff Report | September 9, 2014 5:28am

DOUG HARDY / CTNEWSJUNKIE Criticized in the past for not focusing enough on growing jobs in urban areas, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy visited Hartford’s north end Monday to unveil plans to boost employment in Connecticut’s cities during his second term.

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September 5, 2014

Business Survey Reveals ‘Cautious Optimism’

by Christine Stuart | September 5, 2014 1:27pm

Christine Stuart photo An annual survey of Connecticut businesses revealed “cautious optimism” among the respondents. At least 35 percent of companies said they were growing, while 54 percent reported they were “holding steady.”

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August 29, 2014

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | August 29, 2014 8:00am

For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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