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September 2, 2015

State Agencies Asked to Prepare Cuts

by Elizabeth Regan | September 2, 2015 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Already forced to find $200.6 million in savings in their 2016 budgets, state agencies are now being directed to cut 5 percent from their 2017 budgets — part of what state officials say is an annual exercise in responsible budgeting. 

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August 28, 2015

Education Officials Say Low Test Scores Matched Expectations

by Christine Stuart | August 28, 2015 12:00pm

The statewide test scores for the new Smarter Balanced Consortium Assessment exam show that 55.4 percent of Connecticut’s students are meeting or exceeding the “achievement level” in English, and 39.1 percent are meeting or exceeding the achievement level in math.

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August 25, 2015

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2015 12:40pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Confirms State Is In Talks With GE

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 2:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed Monday that he made a presentation to General Electric Co. officials earlier this month.

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August 21, 2015

OP-ED | New Leadership Needed to End Educational Malpractice Across Nation

by Joseph Ricciotti | August 21, 2015 3:40pm

There is a test and punish fixation in public education today that is an outgrowth of the education policies of the present U.S. Education Secretary, Arne Duncan.

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Lawmakers, State Officials Mull Future Of Juvenile Training School

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 2:56pm

Christine Stuart photo Should the Department of Children and Families Connecticut Juvenile Training School be closed? That’s the question lawmakers and state officials tried to answer Friday.

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OP-ED | 95 Pink Slips on the Wall

by Monica Stellmacher | August 21, 2015 2:55pm

The Connecticut Department of Labor recently announced that it would soon be handing out layoff notices. Ninety-five admission tickets to the Land of Unemployment — an amusement park that is anything but entertaining.

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State Won’t Say Whether It’s Preparing Counter-Offer for GE

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 10:36am

Christine Stuart file photo In June when lawmakers passed a state budget that would increase corporate business taxes, General Electric, one of the most vocal critics of the budget deal, announced it was exploring a move to another state.

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August 20, 2015

UConn Begins To Close Budget Gap With Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 3:14pm

shutterstock The University of Connecticut confirmed Thursday that it started sending layoff notices last month to its employees in Storrs, its regional campuses, and its health center.

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Connecticut Unemployment Rate Inches Closer to National Average

by Christine Stuart | August 20, 2015 11:32am

Connecticut’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.4 percent as the state gained 4,100 jobs in July, according to the latest Labor Department statistics.

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