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March 24, 2017

Emotional, Politically Charged Conversation On Labor Rights

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 2:18pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State employees and their brothers and sisters in labor gathered at the Legislative Office Building to let lawmakers know they are not interested in giving up their collective bargaining rights.

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Labor Uses Ad To Call On Lawmakers To Protect Their Jobs

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — One day before public employee unions are expected to pack the Legislative Office Building in opposition to dozens of anti-union bills being heard by the Appropriations Committee, the largest healthcare workers union launched a television ad calling on lawmakers to protect their jobs.

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March 23, 2017

Survey: Connecticut Employers Believe In Second Chances

by Cara Rosner | March 23, 2017 5:30am

The vast majority of Connecticut employers support the idea of hiring individuals who have previously been incarcerated, but few are actively doing it, according to a new survey.

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March 10, 2017

Connecticut Job Numbers Flat For 2016

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2017 2:22pm

3DConcepts via shutterstock In 2016, Connecticut lost 200 jobs, according to revised numbers released Friday by the Connecticut Labor Department.

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Paid Family Leave Legislation Clears First Hurdle

by Christine Stuart | March 10, 2017 12:30pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — On an 8-5 vote Thursday, the Labor and Public Employees Committee forwarded the House a bill that would allow employees to earn up to 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.

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March 2, 2017

OP-ED | Savings Over Safety Just Won’t Work

by Glenn Terlecki | March 2, 2017 10:00am

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Since 1971 the UConn Health Fire Department has been the premier fire department in the Farmington Valley. The Department responds to over 2,000 emergency calls annually and was the first fire department in the State to have a paramedic response service, but now, they are scheduled for closure. The decision to shut down the fire department comes at a time when the State of Connecticut struggles to rein in a $1.7 billion budget gap. While State lawmakers argue over partisan politics and who’s to blame for the state’s fiscal deficit, UConn Health officials have apparently figured out who’s at fault for their own budget woes; 16 career firefighters.

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February 28, 2017

Connecticut Supreme Court To Hear East Haven Mayor’s Retirement Appeal

by Jack Kramer | February 28, 2017 1:01pm

shutterstock EAST HAVEN, CT - The state Supreme Court has agreed to hear East Haven Mayor Joseph Maturo Jr.’s appeal of a Superior Court judge’s 2016 ruling that he could not collect retirement benefits from the town as a firefighter while serving as its top elected official at the same time.

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February 22, 2017

OP-ED | A New Way Forward for Connecticut and its Property Taxpayers

by Joe DeLong | February 22, 2017 11:00pm


Despite much of the rhetoric that’s out there, let’s acknowledge that Connecticut is a great place to live. We have natural beauty. Many of our school systems are top notch. And it’s hard to drive in any direction for more than 30 minutes without running into authentic American history. Our state has tremendous assets.

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Report Finds Immigrants Are A Powerful Economic Force In Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | February 22, 2017 12:30pm

Courtesy of the New American Economy HARTFORD, CT – A new report shows that immigrant-lead households in Connecticut earned $18.9 billion in 2014 – 13.9 percent of all income earned by everyone in the state that year.

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February 21, 2017

One of Two Minimum Wage Bills Squeaks Through Committee

by Christine Stuart | February 21, 2017 5:36pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie A Senate bill to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 failed on a split vote, but the House bill passed the Labor and Public Employees Committee by a slim one vote margin after an hour of debate.

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