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May 3, 2016

More Job Cuts Announced; Judicial Branch Looking at Another 600 Layoffs

by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2016 3:50pm

Christine Stuart file photo A total of 89 state employees at the Department of Developmental Services received their pink slips Tuesday, along with one employee from the Military Department.

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April 30, 2016

Public Retirement Bill Headed To Malloy After Wyman Breaks Tie Vote

by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2016 9:00pm

Doug Hardy photo Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman broke a tie vote Saturday in the Senate to send to the governor a controversial bill that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a retirement system for Connecticut residents.

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April 29, 2016

OP-ED | Protecting The Rich Means Short-changing Mental Health

by Jacqueline Brunelle and Immacula Cann | April 29, 2016 12:30pm

In January, President Obama challenged Republican lawmakers to “put your money where your mouth is” on the importance of mental health spending and reforms. We hope this might serve as a friendly reminder to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to reconsider the layoffs he’s announced for mental health workers like us at already short-staffed facilities that provide essential care to patients whose illnesses unfortunately make them a danger to themselves and others.

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April 28, 2016

Senate Tables Debate On Increasing Minimum Wage To $12 An Hour By 2020

by Christine Stuart | April 28, 2016 9:48pm

Christine Stuart photo In an unexpected move, the state Senate raised and then tabled debate on a bill that calls for an increase in the state’s minimum wage from its current $9.60 an hour to $12 an hour by Jan. 1, 2020.

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April 26, 2016

Report: Connecticut Has Many Economic Challenges

by Cara Rosner | April 26, 2016 11:30am

A new “diagnostic” report takes a stark look at the challenges Connecticut faces when it comes to economic competitiveness.

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April 22, 2016

40 Correction Officers Handed Pink Slips

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

Christine Stuart file photo Department of Correction staff who arrived for third shift Thursday at Bridgeport Correctional Center were walked off the job and given their pink slips. The routine continued throughout the day at various locations.

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April 21, 2016

OP-ED | Malloy’s New Economic Reality: Money for the Rich, Layoffs for the Middle Class

by Sal Luciano | April 21, 2016 6:00pm

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As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to carry out his austerity budget, rife with mass layoffs of state workers and deep cuts to vital services, it’s helpful to remember that sacrifice and suffering are not shared concepts.

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April 20, 2016

Labor, Malloy Find Common Ground On Pension Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2016 12:05pm

Christine Stuart photo There’s very little these days that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget director, Ben Barnes, and Daniel Livingston, the lead negotiator for the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition, can agree upon. But shoring up the state’s pension fund is one of them.

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April 19, 2016

OP-ED | Using Standardized Test Scores to Evaluate Teachers Won’t Solve the Problem

by Barth Keck | April 19, 2016 1:00pm

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Parents in America are not doing their jobs. Kids are growing up spoiled, obese, and irresponsible. Ineffective parenting, quite simply, is putting America’s future in jeopardy.

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Layoffs Associated With Inmate Medical Program

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 7:58am

Another 89 state employees received their pink slips Monday.

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