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February 24, 2017

Committee Hears from Car Wash Owners About Bill to Repeal Sales Tax on Their Industry

by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 3:52pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Car wash owners at a public hearing Friday asked that the sales tax on their work be repealed, stating that their businesses are one of the first things people go without during tough financial times.

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Connecticut Lawmakers Debate What To Do With Tax On Plastic Bags

by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 5:30am

jack kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — A hearing this week to add a 5-cent state tax on single-use plastic and paper shopping bags wound up turning into a debate about where the estimated $20 million in revenue should go — to environmental projects or the general fund.

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OP-ED | Bailing Out XL Would Widen Town-City Divide

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

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It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.

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February 22, 2017

OP-ED | A New Way Forward for Connecticut and its Property Taxpayers

by Joe DeLong | February 22, 2017 10:00pm


Despite much of the rhetoric that’s out there, let’s acknowledge that Connecticut is a great place to live. We have natural beauty. Many of our school systems are top notch. And it’s hard to drive in any direction for more than 30 minutes without running into authentic American history. Our state has tremendous assets.

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February 20, 2017

Labor Unions Unite Against Anti-Collective Bargaining Bill

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 3:30pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo Under attack for decades of bad decisions regarding their pensions, Connecticut’s labor unions are uniting to fight back against a bill that would exempt retirement benefits from collective bargaining.

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Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm

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 17, 2017

Closure of UConn Health Center Fire Department May Have Broader Implications

by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 12:10pm

Wikipedia image / Creative commons HARTFORD, CT—The decision by the University of Connecticut Health Center to shutter its fire department in June may have broader implications for the state than just the closure of a 16-member fire department.

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OP-ED | The Little Special Election That Could? Windsor Republican May Tip Senate to GOP

by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am

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As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 14, 2017

Connecticut Gun Owners Fight Fee Increases

by Christine Stuart | February 14, 2017 3:43pm

Ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT—Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee public hearing was one of the first places where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed fee increases for gun permit holders was discussed, but it won’t be the last.

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