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March 9, 2017

Lawmakers Try To Calculate The Odds Of A New Casino

by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2017 5:36pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Lawmakers on the Public Safety and Security Committee struggled Thursday with figuring out what would happen if they expand casino gaming beyond the borders of the two federally recognized tribes’ reservations.

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February 20, 2017

Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 1:20pm

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.

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February 3, 2017

OP-ED | Gambling It All Away

by Susan Bigelow | February 3, 2017 11:00am

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These days, I feel like going to a casino and blowing my paycheck on a greasy slot machine. I want to be at a blackjack table surrounded by bitter high school teachers with voices like sandpaper and comp tickets to Dawson’s Creek on Ice. My luck’s gotta turn at some point, right?

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January 27, 2017

Lawmakers Push For $15 An Hour Minimum Wage, While Fast Food Workers Hit The Street

by Kristi Allen | January 27, 2017 6:30am

Kristi Allen / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Fast food employees rallied in Hartford against President Donald Trump’s nominee for labor secretary, while lawmakers met at the state Capitol to push for a $15 minimum wage in the new legislative session.

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October 20, 2016

Connecticut Faces Third Straight Month of Job Losses, Though Its Unemployment Rate Continues to Fall

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2016 12:41pm

shutterstock Connecticut shed 5,200 jobs in September after losing 300 it thought it gained in August, according to the latest estimates from the Connecticut Labor Department.

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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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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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