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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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June 23, 2016

Layoffs Continue At Slow Pace

by Christine Stuart | June 23, 2016 10:00am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget office said Wednesday that it has eliminated 724 positions from executive branch agencies. That’s about 12 more than were announced earlier this month.

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June 17, 2016

Connecticut Posts First Job Loss In May

by Christine Stuart | June 17, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of DataCore Partners Connecticut lost 1,400 jobs in May, which marks the first job loss of 2016, according to preliminary figures released Thursday by the Labor Department.

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June 14, 2016

Budget Cuts Force Court Closings

by Christine Stuart | June 14, 2016 11:58am

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 1:35 p.m.) Judicial Branch officials announced Tuesday that they are closing the Windham County Courthouse in Willimantic as well as three juvenile courts in Danbury, Torrington, and Stamford.

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June 13, 2016

Ganim Rolls Out Bridgeport’s Own Second Chance Society Initiative

by Jack Kramer | June 13, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie Bridgeport Mayor Joseph Ganim didn’t hesitate to single himself out Friday as the kind of person who would benefit from his city’s new Second Chance Society Initiative at a news conference at the Margaret Morton Government Center.

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June 10, 2016

Union Endorsement Comes With Asterisk and A Letter

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 1:54pm

Christine Stuart photo A coalition of Connecticut labor unions may be angry, but they aren’t taking a scorched earth approach to endorsing members of the General Assembly who voted in favor of a budget that cuts services and lays off state employees.

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No Surprise, Union Coalition’s Endorsement Goes To Blumenthal

by Christine Stuart | June 10, 2016 12:39pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Carter joked he made his campaign staff a little nervous by telling them he was ditching the script and was going “rogue” in his pitch to 240 AFL-CIO delegates at their annual convention.

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June 7, 2016

More State Employee Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2016 10:12pm

shutterstock Another 19 layoffs were announced Tuesday — in the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Office of Governmental Accountability — bringing the total number of executive branch layoffs up to 712.

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June 2, 2016

Labor Protest Outside Fundraiser Reveals Divided Democratic Party

by Jack Kramer | June 2, 2016 9:30pm

Jack Kramer photo Scores of state workers carrying signs and chanting “no layoffs” held a rally Thursday a few hundred yards away from the Connecticut Democratic Party’s annual fundraising dinner.

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