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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 12:00am

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February 27, 2015

Unions Pitch Healthcare Pooling

by Christine Stuart | February 27, 2015 8:30am

Christine Stuart photo Union officials and municipal leaders asked state lawmakers again Thursday for the ability to pool their health insurance risk with other municipalities and the state employees’ plan.

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February 26, 2015

OP-ED | Union Members Should Be Held to Same Rules at Legislative Hearings

by Suzanne Bates | February 26, 2015 10:30pm

The hundreds of union members who crowded into the Middletown city hall this week to protest legislation they say will mean less money in their pockets made it clear who they thought was on their side and who wasn’t.

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February 12, 2015

OP-ED | Last in Job Creation Poll, Time to Stop Anti-Business Rhetoric and Legislation

by Suzanne Bates | February 12, 2015 7:52pm

Just when everyone was starting to express some cautious optimism about the job market in Connecticut, Gallup’s poll listing Connecticut in last place for job creation felt like a sucker punch to our collective guts.

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OP-ED | CT Bucks National Trend by Adding 24,000 Union Members in 2014

by Lori Pelletier | February 12, 2015 4:33pm

Now that the economy is starting to rebound from the Great Recession, the question is not simply how many jobs are we creating, but are we creating jobs that raise wages for all? To ensure a strong recovery, we need family-sustaining wages. And the answer is clear: the best solution to low, stagnant wages is to join a union.

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Auto Dealers Ask Lawmakers To Reject Direct Tesla Sales

by Sarah Paduano | February 12, 2015 5:30am

Sarah Paduano Photo Owners and managers of the state’s auto dealerships rallied Wednesday against a bill that would allow electric car manufacturer Tesla to sell cars directly to Connecticut residents, telling legislators the measure jeopardizes consumer safeguards and jobs.

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February 10, 2015

OP-ED | The Time Is At Hand for Paid Family and Medical Leave

by Carolyn Treiss | February 10, 2015 1:10pm

What do a beautiful newborn baby and an old woman with dementia have in common? They both need lots of care and both underscore the hypocrisy of a society that claims to place family values above all else, but does precious little to support policies that would actually make taking care of babies, elders and ourselves economically feasible, practical and humane. It is time to change that.

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February 6, 2015

Tesla Makes Sales Pitch To Legislature

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 2:02pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo An executive for electric car manufacturer Tesla made a case to lawmakers Friday for permission to bypass auto dealers and sell its vehicles directly to Connecticut consumers.

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Two Lawmakers Look To Legalize Marijuana

by Hugh McQuaid | February 6, 2015 11:30am

Shutterstock Two state lawmakers are seeking to legalize and tax the sale of recreational marijuana in Connecticut. They want it to be seen as a revenue generator and boon to the state’s economy.

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February 5, 2015

Community Providers Warn Against Budget Cuts

by Christine Stuart | February 5, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Nonprofit human service providers worry that budget cuts, like the $25 million one to mental health and substance abuse grants, will be carried forward in the 2016 budget.

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