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December 18, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | GOP Plans Tax Cut Vote; Senate to Confirm ‘Badass’ Greenwich Banker

by Peter Urban | December 18, 2017 4:34pm

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Congressional Republicans plan this week to approve an overhaul of federal tax policy that would provide substantial savings to corporations and make filing taxes simpler for many Americans.

The bill, negotiated last week between the House and Senate Republicans, is not expected to draw any support from Democrats who voted against earlier versions that cleared the two chambers. The new bill, which is subject to an up-or-down vote, more closely follows the Senate-approved version.

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November 27, 2017

Malloy Touts Investment In Arkansas-Based Company

by Christine Stuart | November 27, 2017 3:10pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie WINDSOR, CT — Arkansas-based SCA Pharmaceuticals opened its new location in Windsor last week and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal visited the facility Monday to help cut the ribbon and make it official.

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November 22, 2017

Bond Commission Poised To Approve Over $1 Billion In Borrowing

by Christine Stuart | November 22, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — One of the consequences of not having a budget for four months was an inability to put anything on the state’s credit card. Now that the state has a budget, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing $1.07 billion in bonding to be approved at a special meeting next week.

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November 13, 2017

Esty Sponsors Women in Aerospace Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 2:08pm

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Representative Elizabeth Esty teamed up with California Republican Steve Knight last week on legislation aimed at attracting more girls to consider careers in the aerospace industry.

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Congress Nears Completion of Defense Bill

by Peter Urban | November 13, 2017 1:40pm

Michael Candelori via Shutterstock Congress may complete work this week on its annual National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes a blue print for military spending over the fiscal year.

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July 20, 2017

Connecticut Adds Jobs In June; Officials Say State Could See Full Recovery By 2018

by Christine Stuart | July 20, 2017 1:00pm

Jon Bilous via Shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy added an estimated 7,000 jobs in June, according to a report by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | July 20, 2017 4:30am

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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July 7, 2017

OP-ED | Factory Towns Are Gone, But Manufacturing Is More Vital Than Ever

by Barth Keck | July 7, 2017 4:30am

S.L. Price’s book Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town is a detailed historical and sociological examination of how business and sports coalesced to mold the town of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania. As I read this fascinating case study, it prompted many personal recollections and caused me to ponder the impact of manufacturing on Connecticut’s economy.

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May 19, 2017

Survey Shows Manufacturers Struggling With Workforce

by Cara Rosner | May 19, 2017 11:00am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut manufactures will need to fill 13,600 job positions by next year, but they struggle to attract and retrain workers, according to a survey released this week.

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April 13, 2017

Indictment Alleging Fraud By Phony Pita Company May Fuel Lembo’s Bill

by Jack Kramer | April 13, 2017 4:30am

shutterstock via parasolia HARTFORD, CT — The indictment of a former Vernon man charged with scheming to secure funding for a fake pocket pita company may give new momentum to legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives.

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