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August 19, 2016

Petition Drive Launched To Get Malloy To Support Fines for Large Corporations

by Christine Stuart | August 19, 2016 1:40pm

Christine Stuart photo The Connecticut Working Families Party started a petition drive Friday asking Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to support legislation that would fine large employers who don’t pay their employees $15 an hour.

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August 18, 2016

State Reports Growth of 1,700 Jobs in July

by Christine Stuart | August 18, 2016 1:06pm

shutterstock The Connecticut Labor Department is reporting that the state gained 1,700 jobs in July, which means the Connecticut is about 20,300 jobs away from a full recovery from the Great Recession.

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August 16, 2016

Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday

by Cara Rosner | August 16, 2016 3:00pm

shutterstock It’s August, which means Connecticut’s annual “Tax-Free Week” is just around the corner.

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State Agency Will Privatize Services For Disabled, Lay Off State Workers

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 2:06pm

Courtesy of Malloy's office The Department of Development Services will reduce its workforce by 605 employees after Jan. 1, 2017 and privatize most of its remaining group home services, the agency’s commissioner said Tuesday.

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Mixed Messages Regarding Opioid Epidemic

by Jack Kramer | August 16, 2016 11:30am

Courtesy of SEIU 1199 It seems like you can’t go to a news website, pick up a newspaper, or watch a television newscast these days in Connecticut without hearing about the state’s opioid crisis.

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Correction Officers: Staff and Overtime Reductions Put Them At Risk of Injury

by Christine Stuart | August 16, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Nearly five months after the layoffs began, the presidents of three bargaining groups representing 4,800 Correction Department employees wrote Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to tell him they’re concerned about their safety.

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August 11, 2016

State Cuts Overtime By 14.5 Percent In 2016

by Christine Stuart | August 11, 2016 6:59am

Nonpartisan fiscal analysts released a report earlier this week that shows the state was able to lower its overtime payments by 14.5 percent over the past year.

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August 5, 2016

Unemployment Claims Now Accepted Online

by Cara Rosner | August 5, 2016 5:30am

Connecticut residents looking to open or re-establish initial unemployment insurance claims can now do so online.

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August 3, 2016

Inpatient Clinic for Eating Disorders Opens at Rockville General

by Cara Rosner | August 3, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of ECHN Eastern Connecticut Hospital Network has partnered with a Massachusetts psychiatric hospital to open an inpatient clinic at Rockville General Hospital devoted solely to treating eating disorders.

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August 1, 2016

Six Bargaining Units Get Contract Extensions

by Christine Stuart | August 1, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is still negotiating wages and working conditions with 14 bargaining units even though the June 30 deadline for their previous contracts with the state has expired.

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