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May 6, 2016

OP-ED | Expect Outcomes of State Expenditures

by Liz Dupont-Diehl and John Emra | May 6, 2016 8:00am

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Youth unemployment is at a record high, especially for urban and minority teenagers, and we know this impacts their lifetime earnings and prospects. Yet at the same time, AT&T and other businesses are struggling to find workers who have the mindset, habits, and skills to help us succeed.

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OP-ED | The Tesla Imbroglio: Empires Survive And Consumers Lose

by Terry Cowgill | May 6, 2016 5:30am

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We’ve heard it before and, at the risk of sounding as old as I am (pushing 60), I’d even venture to say it sounds like a broken record: Connecticut is not friendly to business.

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Judicial Branch Continues Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2016 12:03am

CTNewsJunkie file photo The Connecticut judicial branch began laying off 113 workers Thursday. Officials said some of the notices won’t go out until next week.

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May 3, 2016

More Job Cuts Announced; Judicial Branch Looking at Another 600 Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm

Christine Stuart file photo A total of 89 state employees at the Department of Developmental Services received their pink slips Tuesday, along with one employee from the Military Department.

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OP-ED | Keeping Connecticut’s Commitments

by Carol Browner | May 3, 2016 10:00am

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At a time where the world is moving forward with cleaner, safer energy and lowering the carbon pollution that contributes to climate change, Connecticut is poised to take an important step forward.

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May 2, 2016

Tesla Sweetens the Deal, Offers Distribution Center If Connecticut Allows Direct Sales

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 3:03pm

Christine Stuart file photo Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff may have pulled the plug last week on legislation that would allow Tesla to sell directly to consumers, but the company doubled down Monday in an effort to get the bill called.

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April 30, 2016

Lawmaker Struggles To Sell Bill To Help American Car Company Open Retail Stores

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 3:59pm

Christine Stuart file photo Unable to find a compromise, Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, gave up on legislation that would have allowed electric car manufacturers like Tesla to sell directly to customers in Connecticut.

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April 29, 2016

OP-ED | Protecting The Rich Means Short-changing Mental Health

by Jacqueline Brunelle and Immacula Cann | April 29, 2016 12:30pm

In January, President Obama challenged Republican lawmakers to “put your money where your mouth is” on the importance of mental health spending and reforms. We hope this might serve as a friendly reminder to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider the layoffs he’s announced for mental health workers like us at already short-staffed facilities that provide essential care to patients whose illnesses unfortunately make them a danger to themselves and others.

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OP-ED | A Starting Point to Discuss Improving Connecticut’s Competitiveness

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 29, 2016 8:00am

Earlier this month, the Business Council of Fairfield County Foundation presented a Connecticut Economic Competitiveness Diagnostic, prepared by McKinsey and Company, to the state’s Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

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Dreamers Wear Their Caps and Gowns To Lobby the House

by Jack Kramer | April 29, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo For the fourth day in a row, members of Connecticut Students for a Dream (C4D) gathered outside the House chamber behind the velvet ropes that separate lobbyists and lawmakers to urge passage of a bill that would give them access to financial aid regardless of immigration status.

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