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October 23, 2017

Nappier, Malloy Offer Lawmakers Some Caution On Budget

by Christine Stuart | October 23, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — As they wait for legislative leaders to finish drafting a bipartisan budget proposal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and State Treasurer Denise Nappier are issuing some words of caution.

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October 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | How They Voted

by Peter Urban | October 20, 2017 4:15pm

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Malloy Refuses To Meet Until Legislators Give Him A Budget Document

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2017 3:01pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Friday that he won’t be meeting with Democratic legislative leaders to go over their bipartisan budget agreement until he’s able to review a document.

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Insurance Shopping Experience Could Prove Challenging For CT Consumers

by Christine Stuart | October 20, 2017 12:03pm

HARTFORD, CT — Even though Connecticut anticipated President Donald Trump would eliminate Obamacare subsidies, consumers purchasing plans on Connecticut’s insurance exchange may have a difficult time choosing a plan this year.

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Connecticut Economist Speculates Recession Will Hit Before State Recovers Jobs

by Jack Kramer | October 20, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo WETHERSFIELD, CT — The latest employment numbers for the state have a leading economist believing another recession will hit before Connecticut reclaims all the jobs it lost during the Great Recession.

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OP-ED | Of Timid Politicians, Good Journalism, And Harvey Weinstein

by Terry Cowgill | October 20, 2017 5:30am

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Ever since my ninth-grade English teacher introduced me to the term, I’ve always enjoyed oxymorons. Indeed, I even like saying the word oxymoron. Classics like “jumbo shrimp” come to mind, along with the self-deprecating “military intelligence” — the latter invented, I’m told, by no less than the military itself.

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October 19, 2017

OP-ED | City Impossible: The Weird, Wonderful World of the Amazon HQ2 Proposal

by Susan Bigelow | October 19, 2017 5:52pm

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Imagine a striking city of skyscrapers, greenery, pedestrian-filled bridges over a glistening river, buried highways, and a riverside ferris wheel, all contained within a “cohesive ecosystem” of nearby towns. This is the remarkable, radical revisioning of Hartford dreamed up by the creators of Connecticut’s longshot bid for Amazon’s second headquarters.

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CTISPRIME.COM

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 4:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut submitted two bids to Amazon Thursday in hopes of landing the company’s coveted second headquarter location, which comes with the promise of 50,000 jobs.

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Compromise Budget Would Eliminate Car Tax, Increase Teacher Pension Contributions

by Christine Stuart | October 19, 2017 3:21pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Democratic and Republican legislative leaders in the House briefed rank-and-file lawmakers on the tentative compromise budget deal Thursday and emerged confident they can still pass a budget, even if they haven’t finalized it yet.

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Moody’s: Hartford Default Likely

by Jack Kramer | October 19, 2017 12:24pm

HARTFORD, CT — The city of Hartford is likely to default on its debt in a matter of weeks without additional concessions from the state of Connecticut, bondholders, and labor unions, Moody’s Investors Services says in a new report.

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