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August 28, 2015

OP-ED | GE and the Corporate Headquarters Sweepstakes

by Susan Bigelow | August 28, 2015 10:00am

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Let the games begin! General Electric is considering offers from other states, including New York, to move its Fairfield headquarters and other jobs out of Connecticut. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he’s been in talks with GE about staying. Either way it comes out, GE wins and we lose.

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August 26, 2015

2016 Budget On Track To End With Small Surplus

by Christine Stuart | August 26, 2015 5:30am

CTNJ file photo One month into the new 2016 fiscal year, Office of Policy and Management Secretary Ben Barnes estimated that the state would end it next June with an $800,000 surplus.

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August 25, 2015

Connecticut’s Manufacturing Sector Shed Jobs This Year, But GE Was A ‘Bright Spot’

by Cara Rosner | August 25, 2015 12:40pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s manufacturing sector continued to shed jobs over the past year, but the losses came at a slower pace than in previous years, according to a recent report.

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August 24, 2015

Malloy Confirms State Is In Talks With GE

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2015 2:05pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy confirmed Monday that he made a presentation to General Electric Co. officials earlier this month.

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August 21, 2015

State Won’t Say Whether It’s Preparing Counter-Offer for GE

by Christine Stuart | August 21, 2015 10:36am

Christine Stuart file photo In June when lawmakers passed a state budget that would increase corporate business taxes, General Electric, one of the most vocal critics of the budget deal, announced it was exploring a move to another state.

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August 14, 2015

Republican Chairman Robo Calls House Speaker

by Christine Stuart | August 14, 2015 2:07pm

Contributed photo The new chairman of the Connecticut Republican Party isn’t wasting any time going to war with the Democratic majority.

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August 11, 2015

Sales Tax Free Week Starts Sunday; Won’t Be As Bountiful As Past Years

by Cara Rosner | August 11, 2015 11:15am

Despite the state’s looming budget deficit, residents will still enjoy the annual Sales Tax Holiday Week — but they won’t be able to save on as many items as they could in past years.

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August 10, 2015

Mileage Tax Is Killed Before It Even Existed

by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2015 5:30am

Republicans claimed a rare legislative victory last week when they got Democratic lawmakers to denounce a mileage tax that had been offered up as an idea at the governor’s Transportation Finance Panel meeting.

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August 7, 2015

State Still Diverting Dollars Meant to Prevent Smoking to General Fund

by Elizabeth Regan | August 7, 2015 11:00am

As the state continues to divert money from a tobacco abuse prevention fund to the general budget, advocates working to curb cancer deaths blame lawmakers for failing to support efforts to quit the habit and for opening the door to a new generation of smokers.

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August 5, 2015

Malloy Encourages Transportation Finance Panel To Look At All Options

by Christine Stuart | August 5, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said he doesn’t know a whole lot about “mileage taxes,” but he wants the task force created to come up with ideas to fund his 30-year, $100 billion transportation initiative to consider everything.

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