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
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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by Barth Keck | Jun 23, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Opinion | White House | East Hartford
Another school year has come to an end. As I look back, one persistent image in my mind is U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos using a Congressional testimony to dismiss East Hartford High School as “nothing more than adult day care ... a dangerous daycare.”
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by Christine Stuart | May 30, 2017 12:35pm
Posted to: Education | Federal Budget | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman stood with members of the East Hartford community Tuesday to question whether U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos had done her homework and invited her to visit the school she painted with such a broad brush last week.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 29, 2017 2:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Pensions | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, said he hasn’t ruled out Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to shift one-third of the teacher pension costs to cities and towns.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 15, 2017 12:54pm
Posted to: Gaming | East Hartford | East Windsor | Windsor Locks
HARTFORD, CT—An East Hartford developer isn’t giving up on his push to convince state lawmakers that his East Hartford location is the best site for a third Connecticut casino.
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by Christine Stuart | Nov 28, 2016 3:28pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Election 2016 | Public Safety | Transportation | White House | East Hartford
EAST HARTFORD, CT — U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy expressed cautious optimism Monday about President-elect Donald Trump’s proposal to spend $1 trillion on improving America’s roads, bridges, and transportation systems.
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by Jack Kramer | Oct 18, 2016 2:08pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Gaming | Tribes | East Hartford | East Windsor | Plymouth | South Windsor | Windsor Locks
East Windsor and South Windsor are the latest players in the high-stakes game of possible locations for a new casino in Connecticut.
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by Christine Stuart | Oct 12, 2016 12:24am
Posted to: Gaming | Jobs | Labor | State Budget | Tribes | East Hartford | Windsor Locks
Connecticut could lose $68.3 million in revenue once MGM Resorts International opens its casino in Springfield in 2018.
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by Susan Bigelow | Oct 7, 2016 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Transportation | East Hartford | Hartford | West Hartford | 1st CD
Just when we all thought the grand idea of burying I-84 in Hartford had been scuttled by the penny-pinching DOT, along comes U.S. Rep. John Larson, D-1st District, with an ambitious plan to build an even bigger tunnel that buries both interstates and extends into East Hartford, all with federal dollars.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2016 1:45pm
Posted to: Election 2016 | Town News | East Hartford | Jobs | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
EAST HARTFORD — Democrats who have held the majority in the House of Representatives for 29 years said their message about how to help improve Connecticut’s economy isn’t a partisan one and won’t require a tax increase.
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