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March 24, 2017

Malloy Points To Trump’s Executive Order As Ownership of Obamacare

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 5:12pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who was on MSNBC Friday afternoon as news broke about the decision to repeal the Republican healthcare bill, said he thinks this was a “good day for America.”

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Republicans Fall Short of Votes to Pass Health Plan in Blow to Trump Administration

by Dustin Volz and David Lawder, Reuters | March 24, 2017 3:25pm

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) — Republicans in Congress lacked the votes needed for passage of their U.S. healthcare system overhaul and a key committee chairman came out in opposition after Donald Trump demanded a vote on Friday in a gamble that could hobble his presidency. As a result, shortly before 4 p.m. Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan pulled the Republican replacement plan from the House floor.

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Emotional, Politically Charged Conversation On Labor Rights

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 2:18pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — State employees and their brothers and sisters in labor gathered at the Legislative Office Building to let lawmakers know they are not interested in giving up their collective bargaining rights.

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OP-ED | It’s Way Past Time for Tolls

by Susan Bigelow | March 24, 2017 11:00am

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I was going through some old posts the other day and found one about the legislature considering putting up tolls on the highways to help pay for transportation. It was from 2007. Maybe — just maybe — they’re finally getting ready to do it this year.

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OP-ED | Pragmatism, Not Ideology, Needed in Healthcare Reform

by Sarah Darer Littman | March 24, 2017 9:00am

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The problem with voting for president is you can’t take your vote back for a refund when you realize you got a bum deal.

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OP-ED | What Happens If ESPN Fails?

by Terry Cowgill | March 24, 2017 5:30am

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As if Connecticut didn’t have enough to worry about amid the economic disruption caused by revenue shortfalls and a state government unwilling to live within its means. One of the business community’s jewels is, by some accounts, collapsing.

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Labor Uses Ad To Call On Lawmakers To Protect Their Jobs

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2017 5:30am

HARTFORD, CT — One day before public employee unions are expected to pack the Legislative Office Building in opposition to dozens of anti-union bills being heard by the Appropriations Committee, the largest healthcare workers union launched a television ad calling on lawmakers to protect their jobs.

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March 23, 2017

Connecticut’s Anti-Poverty Agencies Would Be Devastated By Trump’s Budget

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 4:25pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Federal anti-poverty programs started more than 50 years ago to help the neediest Americans would be completely wiped out by Republican President Donald Trump’s budget.

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Connecticut Loses Jobs In February

by Christine Stuart | March 23, 2017 12:49pm

shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost jobs in February, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but revised numbers suggest that the state gained 800 more jobs in January than initially estimated.

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Comptroller Backs Review of Connecticut’s Business Incentives

by New Haven Register | March 23, 2017 11:00am

ctnewsjunkie file photo The state legislature is taking another shot at a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year which would have established a review process for business assistance and incentive programs.

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