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Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers: “And this comes as a surprise? Cripe, Danny and the dems are going to need every single diaper to clean up the mess they’ve given us.”
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Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers: “The Democrats “keep playing games” with an under $50 clothing sales tax exemption. The burden the taxpayers must bear for voters giving Dem’s one-party-control of our fiscally besmirched state.”
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Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers: “What about diapers for adults?  What about Formula? What about Glucerna for Diabetics? The list can go on and on..  This is BS. JUST LOWER THE SALES TAX!!”

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December 21, 2014

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

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January 26, 2015

State Adds Jobs In December

by Christine Stuart | January 26, 2015 2:02pm

Shutterstock photo A new report from the Connecticut Department of Labor shows that the state added 4,800 positions in December 2014 and more importantly is just 22,800 jobs away from a full recovery.

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January 23, 2015

OP-ED | Does Paid Sick Leave Work? Proving It Is Not Easy

by Susan Bigelow | January 23, 2015 8:29am

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Paid sick leave is back in the news, thanks to a mention in President Barack Obama’s State of the Union speech. Mandated paid sick days are already a reality in our state. But do they actually do what they promise?

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January 22, 2015

Commission: Lawmakers Should Get A Raise

by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo (Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.

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January 15, 2015

Waterbury Hospital Begins Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | January 15, 2015 4:37pm

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital Waterbury Hospital announced Thursday that it would seek to stabilize its financial condition by eliminating 80 full-time equivalent positions.

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January 14, 2015

Local Elected Officials Press Malloy, Legislative Leaders On Priorities

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2015 6:28pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wanted to talk about his vision for Connecticut’s transportation future Wednesday, but local elected officials were more focused on unfunded municipal mandates and property tax relief.

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Ritter Nominated To Head Aging Department

by Christine Stuart | January 14, 2015 3:45pm

Christine Stuart photo Former state Rep. Elizabeth Ritter of Waterford was nominated Wednesday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to serve as commissioner of the Aging Department.

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January 13, 2015

Biotech and Biopharma Industry Get Boost From Business Community

by Cara Rosner | January 13, 2015 5:06pm

Shutter Stock photo The state’s biotech and biopharma industries are getting a new voice advocating for them at the Capitol and with regulatory agencies.

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Malloy Reaches Out To For-Profit Hospital Chain

by Christine Stuart | January 13, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital In December, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy had little hope that a private hospital chain would come back to the table to buy five Connecticut hospitals, but on Monday he extended an invitation to the CEO of the Texas-based chain to sit down with his chief of staff.

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January 5, 2015

Murphy To Reintroduce American Jobs Act

by Hugh McQuaid | January 5, 2015 2:02pm

Hugh McQuaid Photo U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday he will try again this year to pass legislation forcing the U.S. Defense Department to consider a project’s impact on American jobs when it awards contracts to manufacturers.

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