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February 5, 2016

OP-ED | Welcome to the New Austerity

by Susan Bigelow | February 5, 2016 10:00am

The legislative session kicked off under gloomy skies as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his plans to balance the budget through massive spending cuts and layoffs. The stage is now set for what should be a brutal battle between the governor and state employee unions, with the legislature caught in the middle.

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OP-ED | Middle Class Jobs, American Dreams Sold Out to Highest Bidders

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 5, 2016 8:00am

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For Stamford resident Matt Olson, a career in IT was the pathway to the American dream. A New Mexico native, who experienced hard times as a kid when his mother became ill and drowned in medical expenses, he graduated with a computer science degree in 1997 and went to work for Sandia National Labs. There, he was paid to go into an accelerated Masters program. By 2001, on his first consulting project, he was making $150 an hour. As Olson observes, “Now that was a labor shortage.”

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February 4, 2016

Nonprofit Community Warns of Cuts To Safety Net

by Rowan Kane | February 4, 2016 3:30pm

Rowan Kane photo The private nonprofit community that takes care of Connecticut’s neediest and disabled residents said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget includes the “most devastating cuts we’ve ever seen.”

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February 3, 2016

Malloy Budget Plan Hammers State Workers

by Steve Majerus-Collins | February 3, 2016 2:12pm

Christine Stuart photo State workers will take it on the chin under a spending plan outlined Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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February 1, 2016

State Wants To Delay Decision On Challenge to Hospital Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 1, 2016 11:30am

More than 60 days ago the Connecticut Hospital Association challenged the constitutionality of the hospital tax and asked two state agencies to justify it.

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January 29, 2016

OP-ED | Making Connecticut More Business Friendly Isn’t Hard

by Eric Gjede | January 29, 2016 2:58pm

Connecticut begins 2016 having finally regained all of the private sector jobs lost in the Great Recession of 2008.

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January 27, 2016

Shoreline Communities Give Mixed Signals About Medical Marijuana Business

by Jack Kramer | January 27, 2016 11:44am

Jack Kramer photo Within the space of a few days the state approved plans to place three new medical marijuana dispensaries in two cities while another town passed legislation that would prevent a similar facility from ever opening there.

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January 25, 2016

Unemployment Rate Up Slightly, But State Gains Jobs

by Christine Stuart | January 25, 2016 2:43pm

Connecticut’s unemployment rate ticked up one-tenth of a percent in December, but the state finished the year with more jobs, according to the Labor Department.

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January 22, 2016

Cha-Ching! Connecticut Has Second Highest Concentration of Millionaires

by Cara Rosner | January 22, 2016 5:30am

Connecticut has the second-highest concentration of millionaires in the nation, according to a ranking out this week.

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January 21, 2016

Lawmakers Start Lining Up Support For Public Retirement Push

by Christine Stuart | January 21, 2016 1:18pm

Christine Stuart photo Lawmakers and public officials are lining up public support for a public retirement plan before the legislation is even written.

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