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September 28, 2016

Senate, House Approve Deal To Keep Helicopter Production In Connecticut

by Christine Stuart | September 28, 2016 1:30pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 5:02 p.m.) There was bipartisan consensus Wednesday that the $220 million economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin to continue helicopter production in Connecticut is a good deal for taxpayers.

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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 10:19pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 11:57pm

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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September 19, 2016

July Job Gains Turn Into Job Losses

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 12:32pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s labor market fell off a cliff in July and was unable to make up all of the losses in August, according to the latest numbers released by the Connecticut Department of Labor.

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September 15, 2016

New State Website To Focus On Caregiver Careers

by Cara Rosner | September 15, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Foreseeing growing demand in the field, Connecticut is rolling out a multimedia advertising campaign encouraging people to consider jobs as in-home caregivers.

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September 14, 2016

Union Challenges Malloy In Third Ad

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2016 12:20pm

A new union television ad challenges Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s use of the phrase “new economic reality.”

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September 13, 2016

OP-ED | Union Decline Is Everyone’s Problem

by Council 4 AFSCME | September 13, 2016 4:04pm

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Here’s a number worth keeping in mind as we head into the final weeks of a super-heated election cycle: $133 billion.

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September 12, 2016

Mother of Disabled Son Goes To Court To Stop State Privatization

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer file photo The mother of a disabled 51-year-old who lives at a state facility in Hamden is suing the Department of Developmental Services for transitioning its work to the private sector in order to save money.

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September 9, 2016

Profits Are Up, But Connecticut Businesses Are Still Looking To Invest Outside The State

by Christine Stuart | September 9, 2016 11:00am

Christine Stuart photo More of Connecticut’s businesses are profitable this year than at any other time since the 2008 recession, but fewer than half plan to make job-creating investments in this state and 26 percent plan on moving some of their production to another state or country over the next five years.

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OP-ED | On Unions in the AG’s Office, Jepsen Plays Switzerland

by Terry Cowgill | September 9, 2016 5:30am

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As I write this on Labor Day, it occurs to me that in theory we should all welcome labor unions whenever they want to form. After all, they’ve done a lot of good, pulling millions of workers up and into the middle class and improving workplace safety and benefits.

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