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March 30, 2018

Tie Vote Defeats Net Neutrality Bill

by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality

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HARTFORD, CT — Two Republicans in the Senate were able to defeat a bill, SB 2, that would have given Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.

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March 5, 2018

Tesla, Car Dealers Square Off

by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.

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February 1, 2018

OP-ED | When It Comes to Transportation Funding, We’re On Our Own

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 1, 2018 8:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support for tolls on Connecticut highways this week as part of a package to raise revenue for our creaking transportation system. The usual suspects are angry, but they have no right to be. We’re out of other options.

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January 31, 2018

Malloy’s Gas Tax And Toll Proposal Has Democratic Support

by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.

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January 22, 2018

Connecticut Ends Year On Positive Jobs Note

by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2018 12:56pm
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — After months of job losses, preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Connecticut ended 2017 by gaining 6,000 jobs in the month of December.

“December job growth ended the year on a better note than in previous months,” Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research, said. “Preliminary data indicate that Connecticut grew 7,700 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 6,200 jobs on an average annual basis. This is actually better than the 5,000 average annual growth seen in 2016.”

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July 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Pratt & Whitney Flying High With New Commercial Engine

by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Jobs | Labor | Manufacturing | Military Spending | East Hartford | Middletown | Aviation

Peter Urban / CTNewsJunkie WASHINGTON — Pratt & Whitney President Bob Leduc was all smiles Wednesday standing in front of the company’s future — a shiny new “PurePower Geared Turbofan Engine” or GTF — on display on Capitol Hill. The engine, which took the company 20 years and $10 billion to take from idea to reality, drew a steady stream of sweaty lawmakers and staff into the July heat.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Officials Applaud FRA Decision To Scrap Plans For Old Saybrook Route

by Christine Stuart | Jul 12, 2017 3:53pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | Transportation | Rail | East Lyme | Lyme | Old Lyme | Old Saybrook | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Courtesy of the FRA website HARTFORD, CT — The Federal Railroad Administration admitted Wednesday there was too much public opposition to its plan to lay new tracks from Old Saybrook to Kenyon, Rhode Island to expand rail service in the Northeast Corridor.

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July 10, 2017

Connecticut Continues Focus On Cybersecurity

by Christine Stuart | Jul 10, 2017 1:03pm
Posted to: CT Tech Junkie | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Energy | Environment | National Security | State Capitol | Transparency

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut is taking a leading role in actively fighting back against cybersecurity attacks, according to state officials.

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May 31, 2017

OP-ED | Tolls Are Not Nearly As Simple As You Might Think

by Joseph R. Sculley | May 31, 2017 2:46pm
Posted to: Business | Opinion | Sponsored Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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As the Connecticut General Assembly contemplates instituting tolls on our major highways, policymakers must consider the full story. It’s not nearly as simple as “everyone else has them, so should we” or “put them on the borders so people from other states will pay.”

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January 23, 2017

Murphy Says He’ll Work With Trump to Encourage the Federal Gov’t to Buy American

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2017 5:08pm
Posted to: Business | Election 2016 | Jobs | Military Spending | White House | Manufacturing Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — He grilled President Donald Trump’s nominee for Education Secretary on the issue of guns in schools and said Rex Tillerson’s testimony “confirmed that he is not prepared to be our next secretary of state.” But that’s not stopping U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy from working with the president on an area where they agree.

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