by Melissa Bailey | June 13, 2013 11:32am
In a quest for extra money, state legislators are exploring the idea of bringing slot machines to New Haven’s sleepy off-track betting arena.
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by Christine Stuart | June 13, 2013 5:30am
Kevin Galvin, who runs a small commercial cleaning business in Hartford, wants the General Assembly to hold a special session to discuss legislation that would help small business.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | June 6, 2013 5:26pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed a bill Thursday that will increase the minimum wage in Connecticut to $9 dollars by 2015.
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by Hugh McQuaid | June 6, 2013 5:14pm
The Senate reluctantly passed legislation Wednesday legalizing Mixed Martial Arts, but language in another bill may deter the sport’s promoters from hosting matches in Connecticut.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | June 3, 2013 6:32pm
A bill that would mandate labels on foods that contain genetically modified ingredients passed the House Monday, making Connecticut the first state in the nation to pass this type of legislation.
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by Hugh McQuaid | May 29, 2013 1:50pm
In a unanimous vote Wednesday, the House approved a bill requiring the state to develop a searchable database of tax credits and forgivable loan programs the state has offered to companies promising to create jobs in Connecticut.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | May 28, 2013 2:30pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined U.S. Senator Chris Murphy on Tuesday to announce the launch of a compact aimed at guiding Connecticut’s congressional delegation on federal policy that will benefit Connecticut manufacturing.
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by Terry D. Cowgill | May 24, 2013 5:30am
Call it the law of unintended gun-sequences. Well-intentioned legislation passed by the General Assembly last month is disrupting the lives of firearms retailers, unnerving gun manufacturers, and inflicting a financial burden on the State Police.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | May 23, 2013 3:34pm
Lawmakers and activists congregated at the capitol Thursday morning to press for action on a bill that would allow state government to monitor “chemicals of concern” in consumer products.
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by Jacqueline Wattles | May 23, 2013 2:56pm
The Connecticut economy is projected to continue its recovery, reaching a pre-recession “normal” by 2017, but the state’s economy may continue to lag behind the levels of growth seen in other states and the nation, according to the New England Economic Partnership’s semi-annual economic forecast.
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