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December 5, 2016

Lembo Sums Up Connecticut’s Budget Crisis For Business Leaders

by Jack Kramer | December 5, 2016 5:30am

Courtesy of CT-N NORWALK, CT — Comptroller Kevin Lembo knew he was playing to a tough crowd when he agreed to talk to a group of Connecticut business leaders about the state of the state’s economy.

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December 1, 2016

Board Recommends Increase In The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 3:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s Low Wage Advisory Board is recommending that the General Assembly approve an increase in Connecticut’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022.

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DDS Commissioner Resigns

by Christine Stuart | December 1, 2016 10:34am

Courtesy of Malloy's office Department of Developmental Services Commissioner Morna Murray is resigning at the beginning of the new year, according to a statement from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office.

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November 29, 2016

Workers Rally at Capitol To Increase The Minimum Wage

by Christine Stuart | November 29, 2016 5:16pm

Christine Stuart photo HARTFORD, CT — More than a 100 fast food, child care, and home care providers huddled under the north portico of the state Capitol in Hartford Tuesday to call on lawmakers to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.

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November 23, 2016

Connecticut Officials Express Disappointment In Overtime Ruling

by Jack Kramer | November 23, 2016 12:54pm

shutterstock Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the head of Connecticut’s largest labor coalition were quick to criticize a Texas judge’s ruling blocking President Barack Obama’s national bid to expand overtime pay protections to more than 4 million Americans.

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November 19, 2016

No Easy Answers To Budget Deficiencies

by Christine Stuart | November 19, 2016 9:34am

Courtesy of CT-N HARTFORD, CT — The Office of Early Childhood and the Office of The Chief Medical Examiner are among a handful of state agencies experiencing budget shortfalls this year.

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November 17, 2016

Connecticut Loses 7,200 Jobs In October, Unemployment Down to 5.1%

by Christine Stuart | November 17, 2016 1:21pm

Courtesy of the Labor Department HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s job market took another hit in October, when, according to the state Labor Department, it lost 7,200 jobs.

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November 15, 2016

CCM Pans Proposal to Consolidate Health Districts, Requests More Study

by Jack Kramer | November 15, 2016 5:30am

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An admittedly “very preliminary” plan on consolidating the number of local health departments and districts into larger regional agencies is getting extensive push back from the state’s largest lobbying group for town and city governments.

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November 10, 2016

What Does A Trump Presidency Mean For Health Insurance?

by Christine Stuart | November 10, 2016 5:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo President-elected Donald Trump will have Republican majorities in both chambers of Congress when he takes office in January and he may use the advantage to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

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November 7, 2016

Public Defenders Join A Union

by Christine Stuart | November 7, 2016 10:41am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Another group of state attorneys has joined a union.

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