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April 20, 2017

Connecticut’s Job Numbers Edge Slowly Upward

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 11:56am

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — While its difficult to say whether the monthly trend will hold, Connecticut gained 1,300 jobs in March and February’s job losses were revised to a job gain.

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April 18, 2017

Connecticut’s Firearms Industry Loses Economic Output, Jobs According To Industry Group

by Jack Kramer | April 18, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of NSSF The firearm and ammunition industry is doing quite well across the country although Connecticut’s gun business is not part of that growth, a new study shows.

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April 13, 2017

Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 13, 2017 5:30am

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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April 11, 2017

Disability Advocates Make Final Push For Funding Before Legislators Unveil Their Budgets

by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 2:33pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every year the Connecticut Independent Living Centers, which help individuals with all types of disabilities move out of nursing homes, find gainful employment, or affordable housing, seem to be on the chopping block. This year is no different.

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April 6, 2017

Environmentalists Advocate For Constitutional Amendment, Increased Funding

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates for Connecticut’s forests and parks joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to support a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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Hospitals Lobby Against Tax Structure

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2017 5:30am

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut hospital executives and caregivers made what seems to have become an annual pilgrimage to the state Capitol Wednesday to oppose the state’s proposed reimbursement structure and a potential new property tax on state hospitals.

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April 5, 2017

Recreational Pot Snuffed Out By Judiciary Committee

by Jack Kramer | April 5, 2017 3:52pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — It appears efforts to legalize recreational marijuana in the state of Connecticut have failed.

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April 4, 2017

Proposed Change To Hiring Process Is Not A Bipartisan Issue In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2017 2:15pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers are struggling to understand why a bill that would prohibit businesses from asking prospective employees about their pay history wouldn’t receive Republican support if it’s called for a vote Wednesday in the House of Representatives.

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March 28, 2017

Bill Giving The City of New Haven Control of Union Station Advances

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | March 28, 2017 5:30am

Kyle Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Every spring, the General Assembly considers a bill to give away, sell, or swap state-owned land.

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March 24, 2017

Emotional, Politically Charged Conversation On Labor Rights

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 2:18pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State employees and their brothers and sisters in labor gathered at the Legislative Office Building to let lawmakers know they are not interested in giving up their collective bargaining rights.

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