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March 24, 2017

OP-ED | What Happens If ESPN Fails?

by Terry Cowgill | March 24, 2017 5:30am

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As if Connecticut didn’t have enough to worry about amid the economic disruption caused by revenue shortfalls and a state government unwilling to live within its means. One of the business community’s jewels is, by some accounts, collapsing.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut Loses Jobs In February

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 12:49pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost jobs in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but revised numbers suggest that the state gained 800 more jobs in January than initially estimated.

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Survey: Connecticut Employers Believe In Second Chances

by Cara Rosner | March 23, 2017 5:30am

The vast majority of Connecticut employers support the idea of hiring individuals who have previously been incarcerated, but few are actively doing it, according to a new survey.

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March 22, 2017

Doctor’s Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

by Christine Stuart | March 22, 2017 4:00pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

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March 20, 2017

Connecticut Calls On Republicans To Hit The Pause Button On Changes To Medicaid

by Christine Stuart | March 20, 2017 12:00pm

WASHINGTON, D.C. — With a possible House vote this week on Republican’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare, Connecticut’s Medicaid providers, advocates, and consumers are making a last-ditch effort to call for changes to the American Health Care Act.

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March 17, 2017

OP-ED | The Valley of the Casinos

by Susan Bigelow | March 17, 2017 10:00am

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SUSAN BIGELOW This endless casino war between Springfield and Greater Hartford is being cast by supporters of an East Windsor casino as one state vying to keep jobs the other state is stealing, but it’s not that. It’s a single cohesive region of two million people gleefully shooting itself in the foot.

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OP-ED | Giving Statistics A Bad Name

by Barth Keck | March 17, 2017 5:30am

When the Bureau of Labor Statistics announced last week that 235,000 new jobs were added in February, the first full month of Donald Trump’s presidency, the response from the White House was predictable.

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March 15, 2017

OP-ED | The System Isn’t Broken

by Meg Scranton | March 15, 2017 10:04pm

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For the third year in a row, a bill is before the Connecticut legislature that will significantly impact dozens of jobs at my dealership and thousands of others around the state. I cannot support HB 7097, the “Tesla bill,” which will ultimately hurt consumers around Connecticut.

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Dreamers Get One Step Closer To Accessing College Financial Aid

by Jack Kramer | March 15, 2017 4:00pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT - Two bills that would give undocumented immigrant students access to financial aid at Connecticut’s public colleges and universities passed the Higher Education Committee and Employment Advancement Committee Wednesday.

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March 10, 2017

Connecticut Job Numbers Flat For 2016

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2017 2:22pm

3DConcepts via shutterstock In 2016, Connecticut lost 200 jobs, according to revised numbers released Friday by the Connecticut Labor Department.

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