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November 27, 2017

Wall Street Watches As Budget Gaps Continue To Pop Up

by Christine Stuart | Nov 27, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | State Budget

Courtesy of Moody's HARTFORD, CT — At least one Wall Street rating agency is worried about Connecticut’s newly projected revenue shortfall.

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November 21, 2017

Business Owners Report Mixed Outlook

by Christine Stuart | Nov 21, 2017 12:10pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are reporting a mixed outlook for their firms, according to a survey released Monday by the Connecticut Business & Industry Association.

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November 13, 2017

Esty Sponsors Women in Aerospace Bill

by Peter Urban | Nov 13, 2017 3:08pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Equality | Jobs | Manufacturing | Manufacturing Sector | Workforce Development

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Representative Elizabeth Esty teamed up with California Republican Steve Knight last week on legislation aimed at attracting more girls to consider careers in the aerospace industry.

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September 8, 2017

Connecticut Businesses ‘Holding Steady’ With Eye On State Budget

by Cara Rosner | Sep 8, 2017 2:32pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Labor | State Budget | Taxes

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut businesses are “holding steady” — keeping a cautious eye on legislative priorities and the unresolved state budget — according to a survey released today.

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August 4, 2017

OP-ED | Schools and Businesses Work Together to Eliminate Skills Gap

by Barth Keck | Aug 4, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Federal Budget | Opinion | State Budget | Manufacturing Sector | Workforce Development

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Connecticut jumped 10 spots in CNBC’s “Top States for Business” rankings earlier this summer, due in large measure to the quality of the workforce and educational system.

Good news, for sure. However, almost half of the respondents to a 2016 Connecticut Business & Industry survey said that a “lack of skilled workers” poses a considerable challenge.

So what gives?

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July 18, 2017

Connecticut Prison Reform Efforts Featured On PBS Frontline Documentary ‘Life On Parole’ Tonight

by Jack Kramer | Jul 18, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Courts | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Poverty | Public Safety | State Budget | Criminal Justice | Mental Health Care | Workforce Development

PBS Frontline / CPTV HARTFORD, CT — Life On Parole, a documentary that takes an inside look at Connecticut’s efforts to change the parole system and reduce the number of people returning to prison, will air on CPTV at 10 p.m. tonight.

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June 9, 2017

OP-ED | Big Ideas Are Needed to Grow the Economy and Solve the Budget Mess

by Barth Keck | Jun 9, 2017 5:29am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Technology sector | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | State Budget | Danbury | Torrington

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The recent economic news in Connecticut is Dickensian.

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April 5, 2017

Pay Equity Bill Shelved, Name Calling Continues

by Christine Stuart | Apr 5, 2017 1:28pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | Equality | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — House Democratic leadership shelved plans Wednesday to run a bill that would prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history.

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December 14, 2016

How Did Connecticut’s Economy Fall Behind?

by Christine Stuart | Dec 14, 2016 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy | Energy | Federal Budget | State Budget

Christine Stuart photo General Electric’s decision to move its headquarters to Boston may have just been the most visible sign that Connecticut failed to lay the groundwork for a 21st century economy, but a University of Connecticut professor says there were plenty of other missed opportunities over the past two decades.

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October 14, 2016

OP-ED | Common Sense Should Prevail In Vo-Tech Discussion

by Terry Cowgill | Oct 14, 2016 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Education | Opinion | State Budget | Bristol | Workforce Development

For good reason, they say cutting Social Security is the third rail in American politics. For the moment in Connecticut, the untouchable seem to be vocational-technical high schools.

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