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July 28, 2016

Debate On $15 An Hour Minimum Wage Continues In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | July 28, 2016 12:00pm

Courtesy of CT-N As the clock ticks toward the start of another legislative session in January, Connecticut lawmakers will once again be confronted about whether they should raise the hourly minimum wage — and by how much.

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July 22, 2016

OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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State Employee Unions Continue Fight To Restore Jobs

by Christine Stuart | July 22, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo One Connecticut union launched a television campaign while another has filed grievances in an effort to get some of the 1,125 laid-off state employees their jobs back.

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July 21, 2016

June Jobs Report Is A Mixed Bag

by Christine Stuart | July 21, 2016 3:30pm

shutterstock Connecticut added 7,900 jobs in June, according to the Connecticut Labor Department. That’s the good news.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am

Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.

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July 14, 2016

Connecticut Drops 10 Spots In National Survey on Business Rankings

by Cara Rosner | July 14, 2016 10:30am

Connecticut is 43rd in the nation in CNBC’s 2016 Top States for Business rankings, sliding 10 spots from last year.

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July 12, 2016

Survey Finds Small Businesses Are Hiring

by Cara Rosner | July 12, 2016 5:30am

Most of Connecticut’s small businesses are hiring this year, according to the Connecticut Business & Industry Association’s first-ever survey of employers with 500 or fewer employees.

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July 11, 2016

Report: Connecticut Falls Behind In Paying Early Childhood Educators

by Jack Kramer | July 11, 2016 5:30am

shutterstock Connecticut is falling behind on paying competitive wages, workforce policies, and family and income support initiatives, according to the Early Childhood Workforce Index, the first-ever comprehensive state-by-state analysis of early childhood employment conditions and policies.

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June 29, 2016

Deaf Community Rallies to Decry Interpreter Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 29, 2016 9:09pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie The deaf community wanted to make sure their voices were heard Wednesday when they rallied outside a state office building in Hartford in support of 35 state interpreters who were laid off this week.

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June 27, 2016

Third Time Could Be The Charm For Waterbury Hospital Purchase

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 5:29am

Courtesy of Waterbury Hospital It looks as if the third time might be the charm for the sale of Greater Waterbury Health Network and Waterbury Hospital to Prospect Medical Holdings Inc. for $100 million.

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