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December 8, 2016

Think Tanks Debate State Employee Compensation In Dueling Reports

by Cara Rosner | December 8, 2016 12:20pm

A nonpartisan think tank is slamming a year-old report published by the Yankee Institute for Public Policy, sparking a contentious debate about public-sector versus private-sector compensation in the state.

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December 7, 2016

Trump Nominates McMahon to Head Small Business Administration

by Christine Stuart | December 7, 2016 11:23pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo Twice-defeated U.S. Senate candidate and former wrestling executive Linda McMahon was nominated Wednesday by President-elect Donald Trump to head the U.S. Small Business Administration.

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December 6, 2016

Families Offer Differing Perspectives On States Plan For Their Loved Ones

by Christine Stuart | December 6, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo Families whose children have intellectual or developmental disabilities gathered Tuesday at the Legislative Office Building with a variety of messages for the state Department of Developmental Services.

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Mattress Recycling Program Is Working

by Cara Rosner | December 6, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of Sad City Hartford A program intended to make it easier for Connecticut residents to recycle old mattresses diverted 150,000 mattresses from landfills in its first year, according to the nonprofit running it.

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December 5, 2016

Surviving Disruption

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 11:30pm

file photo When I landed my first job at a newspaper, our stories were typed into a computer and then printed. The columns were cut with scissors, run through a waxer, and then pasted onto “boards” on heavier paper — I think they were called “mechanicals.” This all happened in what was called the “composing room.”

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Blumenthal Joins Call For Cabinet Nominees To Release Tax Returns

by Christine Stuart | December 5, 2016 1:21pm

Christine Stuart photo U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said he’s calling upon all of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees to release their tax returns to the Congressional committees that will oversee their nominations.

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Busiest Mail Day Will Be Dec. 19 This Year

by Cara Rosner | December 5, 2016 12:00pm

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Those planning to mail holiday cards and gifts may want to steer clear of the post office on Dec. 19 — that’s expected to be the U.S. Postal Service’s busiest mailing and shipping day of the year.

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Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | December 5, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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December 2, 2016

Wall Street Ratings Agency Changes Outlook for Connecticut Bonds Citing Fixed Costs

by Christine Stuart | December 2, 2016 5:30am

Elnur/Shutterstock One of the Wall Street ratings agencies downgraded its outlook of Connecticut’s general obligation bonds citing fixed costs and a stubborn budget deficit.

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December 1, 2016

Board Recommends Increase In The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Low Wage Advisory Board is recommending that the General Assembly approve an increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

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