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December 21, 2014

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April 17, 2015

Report: Personal Income Increases, But Hurdles Remain

by Cara Rosner | April 17, 2015 11:14am

shutterstock Personal income in Connecticut grew 3.7 percent between the fourth quarter of 2013 and the fourth quarter of 2014, while most of the rest of the Northeast saw more sizable gains, according to a report out this week.

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April 16, 2015

Fight For $15 Reaches State Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 16, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo On the day when Americans file their income taxes, fast food workers, nursing home workers, and adjunct professors from Connecticut to California walked off the job to rally for higher pay.

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April 14, 2015

Union Postpones Nursing Home Strike

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 3:31pm

Hugh McQuaid file photo At the urging of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, nursing home workers will postpone their upcoming strike, according to a spokeswoman for the union.

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Domestic Workers Rally For Rights At Capitol

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2015 2:03pm

Christine Stuart photo They take care of children and the elderly and are trusted to clean homes, but domestic workers are not protected by Connecticut labor laws most of us take for granted.

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April 9, 2015

Labor Advocates Back Bill To Fine Large Employers Paying Less Than $15 An Hour

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 4:00pm

Christine Stuart photo A Hartford daycare was the backdrop Thursday for a press conference on a union-backed bill that would fine large employers who pay their employees less than $15 an hour.

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People Behind The Budget Cuts Make Their Pitch

by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2015 12:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Community providers, doctors, nursing homes, hospitals, unions, and autism advocates came to the state Capitol to beg lawmakers Wednesday not to approve $1.3 billion in spending cuts proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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April 8, 2015

New England Poised To Capitalize On ‘Advanced Manufacturing’

by Cara Rosner | April 8, 2015 11:00am

New England is poised capitalize on the emerging “advanced manufacturing” sector, which could bring an influx of high-skill jobs, but certain obstacles may prevent the region from seizing the opportunity, according to a report out today.

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April 6, 2015

Windsor Says ‘No’ To Casino Development

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 9:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The Windsor Town Council became the first community Monday to adopt a resolution in opposition to the expansion of casino gambling.

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April 1, 2015

Hospital Executives Lobby Lawmakers Against Tax Hike, Cuts

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2015 5:30am

Executives from Connecticut’s hospitals are asking lawmakers to “pause” and rethink the hospital tax and the promises that were made when it was first implemented.

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