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August 26, 2016

OP-ED | First Five Report Doesn’t Tell Us Much

by Sarah Darer Littman | August 26, 2016 8:00am

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Curious taxpayers finally got a look at the state Department of Economic and Community Development’s long-awaited analysis of the First Five Plus economic incentive program on Tuesday. The document raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

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August 23, 2016

Officials Say First Five Program Created 3,759 New Jobs

by Christine Stuart | August 23, 2016 4:30pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood outside the gleaming Alexion Pharmaceutical building Tuesday in downtown New Haven to tout his administration’s analysis of the First Five, a state economic development program that gives large sums of money to corporations to stay and create jobs in Connecticut.

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August 22, 2016

How Does Connecticut Measure Up In Fight Against Cancer?

by Jack Kramer | August 22, 2016 4:00pm

Connecticut is getting mixed reviews in its fight against cancer, according to a new report from the American Cancer Society Action Network.

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OPM: 2017 Budget Will End the Year $200K in the Black

by Christine Stuart | August 22, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration is predicting the state will end the 2017 budget year about 10 months from now with a minuscule $200,000 surplus.

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August 19, 2016

OP-ED | Mileage Tax? Don’t Even Bother Studying It

by Robert A. Cuozzo | August 19, 2016 9:00am

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I am a life-long Democrat and have voted the straight party line for some time. In addition, I have lived in Connecticut my entire life. That is why I am absolutely aghast that the democratically controlled General Assembly is considering resurrecting the mileage tax.

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August 16, 2016

Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday

by Cara Rosner | August 16, 2016 3:00pm

shutterstock It’s August, which means Connecticut’s annual “Tax-Free Week” is just around the corner.

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August 15, 2016

Malloy Responds To Trump’s Criticisms, Touts Summer Meal Program

by Christine Stuart | August 15, 2016 2:11pm

Christine Stuart photo Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump pulled no punches Saturday when it came to the performance of Connecticut’s Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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August 2, 2016

Connecticut’s Budget Deficit Improves Slightly

by Christine Stuart | August 2, 2016 5:30am

CTNewsJunkie file photo State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified that Connecticut will end the 2016 budget year with a $279.4 million deficit. That’s an improvement of $36.4 million over last month.

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July 22, 2016

OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

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Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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July 19, 2016

Third Wall Street Firm Downgrades Connecticut’s Bonds

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2016 5:20pm

shutterstock As of Tuesday, three of the four Wall Street credit rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s bonds since May.

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