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March 21, 2019

Governor’s Paid FMLA Bill Headed to Senate

by Christine Stuart | Mar 21, 2019 1:47pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Health Care | Jobs | Labor

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont told business leaders Wednesday that paid Family Medical Leave was going to pass, and on Thursday the Labor and Public Employees Committee forwarded his bill to the Senate.

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March 4, 2019

Officials Begin Discussing Future Of Tweed-New Haven Airport With Connecticut Airport Authority

by Shawn R. Beals | Mar 4, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Environment | Transportation | Aviation | East Haven | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Aviation officials and the city of New Haven have begun discussions on the future of Tweed-New Haven Airport, which could lead to an agreement with the Connecticut Airport Authority.

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February 28, 2019

Connecticut Advocate Backs ‘Green Energy’ Job Training Bill in Congress

by Peter Urban | Feb 28, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Economic Development | The Economy | Energy Sector | Energy | Environment | Federal Budget | Windsor

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WASHINGTON — Leticia Colon de Mejias, the founder of a weatherization and home-energy efficiency business in Windsor, Conn., threw her support behind legislation to increase “green energy” job training opportunities during testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill.

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February 27, 2019

OP-ED | The Painful Reality Of Having Few Good Choices

by Susan Bigelow | Feb 27, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector

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Welcome, Ned Lamont, to Dan Malloy’s life. Well, not his current life, he’s doing some kind of cool visiting professorship deal up in Boston, but the life he led from 2011 to a little over a month ago in which he was forced to make endless miserable budget decisions and, as a reward, be the least popular governor in the entire country.

That is now you. Congrats, I guess.

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February 19, 2019

Blue Earth Compost Aims To Fill Gap In Waste Disposal Infrastructure

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 19, 2019 5:59am
Posted to: Economic Development | Energy | Environment | Social Enterprises

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HARTFORD, CT — Entrepreneurs at Blue Earth Compost have begun a crowdfunding and marketing campaign they say can put the company in a position to reduce food waste burdening the state’s aging trash infrastructure.

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February 5, 2019

New UConn President Promises Focus on Research

by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2019 12:48pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Education | State Budget | Mansfield-Storrs

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STORRS, CT — Incoming University of Connecticut President Thomas Katsouleas is a well-known scholar and inventor, and as the school’s 16th president he faces some immediate challenges.

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February 1, 2019

Lamont Names Wall Street Executive To Head DECD

by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2019 2:47pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Workforce Development | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT — A high-level executive at Goldman Sachs who lives in Greenwich heard Gov. Ned Lamont’s first speech to the General Assembly on Jan. 9 and was inspired by his call to public service.

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January 29, 2019

Bradley Airport Board Targets Seattle, Phoenix, Caribbean In 2019; May Consider Name Change

by Shawn R. Beals | Jan 29, 2019 6:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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Bradley International Airport leaders are pushing for flights to Seattle, Phoenix and the Caribbean this year, according to a formal set of 2019 goals adopted by the Connecticut Airport Authority board this month.

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December 18, 2018

Frontier Airlines Will Be Back at Bradley With Denver Route In 2019

by Shawn R. Beals | Dec 18, 2018 12:17pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation | Aviation | BDL

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WINDSOR LOCKS — Frontier Airlines will return to Bradley International Airport in 2019, adding three flights a week to Denver starting March 28, officials announced Tuesday morning.

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December 11, 2018

Malloy Touts Investments, Offers One Regret

by Christine Stuart | Dec 11, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Following his last state Bond Commission meeting, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talked about the progress the state has made in growing the economy, and he offered at least one regret.

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