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September 21, 2018

DeLauro Says GOP Tax Cuts Imperil Jobs

by Peter Urban | Sep 21, 2018 5:00am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs

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WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro released a report this week claiming Connecticut is at risk of losing as many as 199,200 jobs due to tax changes signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of 2017.

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September 4, 2018

Report: 40 Percent of Connecticut Households Can’t Afford Basic Needs

by Christine Stuart | Sep 4, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Child Welfare | The Economy | Retail Sector | Nonprofits | Poverty

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut may be one of the wealthiest states per capita in the nation, but that doesn’t necessarily paint the entire picture.

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September 3, 2018

OP-ED | Who Will Celebrate Labor Day In 2034?

by Leo Canty and James Hughes | Sep 3, 2018 11:36am
Posted to: Analysis | Business | The Economy | Technology sector | Jobs | Labor | Opinion

EDITOR’S NOTE: This op-ed was originally posted Aug 29, 2014.

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For more than 100 years workers and their unions have designated a day to parade and celebrate labor, working people, the jobs they do and advances they have made. Over that time, the nature of that work has transformed dramatically from farms and factories to offices and cubicles.

Those changes were hard on many as they fell by the wayside in the struggle to keep up with the need to improve skills and fit into the next level. But as hard as it was for some, the transition we will all soon face will be much faster and wilder and more difficult to keep up with than most will ever imagine.

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August 31, 2018

OP-ED | Your Tax Plan is Bad: 2018 Edition

by Susan Bigelow | Aug 31, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Election 2018 | Insurance | Manufacturing | Military Spending | Opinion

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It’s election season again, and so it’s time to save our state with new and innovative tax plans from our gubernatorial candidates. It certainly isn’t time to recycle stale ideas from the past or propose unrealistic nonsense!

Yeah, you know where this is going.

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Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Aug 31, 2018 12:15am
Posted to: Congress | Courts | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Financial Sector | White House

How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Aug. 31, 2018.

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August 30, 2018

Senate Confirms Southport Economist Richard Clarida

by Peter Urban | Aug 30, 2018 8:15pm
Posted to: DC News Junkie | The Economy | Wall Street | White House | Westport

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The U.S. Senate this week voted, 69-26, to confirm economist Richard Clarida of Southport as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve.

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August 28, 2018

Lamont Turns Discussion to Trade and Trump

by Jack Kramer | Aug 28, 2018 2:17pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Taxes | White House

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CLINTON, CT—Democratic candidate for governor Ned Lamont visited what he called the “fizz capital of Connecticut” Tuesday to try and dramatize what he said was the negative impact the Trump administration’s tariffs have had on business in Connecticut.

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August 20, 2018

Workforce Development Woes Highlighted On Campaign Trail

by Christine Stuart | Aug 20, 2018 3:58pm
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Manufacturing Sector | Jobs | Labor | Middlefield

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MIDDLEFIELD, CT — A small plastics company has struggled to make its case to the state that it should invest in an injection molding workforce training program, but Monday it had an audience that included a gubernatorial candidate and a U.S. Senator.

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August 6, 2018

Growers Say There’s No Growing Pains for Medical Marijuana Program

by Jack Kramer | Aug 6, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Health Care | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Taxes

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WEST HAVEN, CT— As Connecticut’s medical marijuana program continues to expand, officials are trying to stay on top of making sure there is an adequate supply being produced by the state’s four growers.

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July 16, 2018

Senator Questions $10M for Company Coming to West Hartford

by Christine Stuart | Jul 16, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Technology sector | Financial Sector | Jobs | West Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — While he was “cautiously optimistic,” Senate Republican President Len Fasano has serious concerns about the state’s decision to give Seven Stars Cloud $10 million to bring its headquarters to the former University of Connecticut campus in West Hartford.

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