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March 7, 2018

Homecare Workers Seek A Living Wage

by Christine Stuart | Mar 7, 2018 1:00pm
Posted to: Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Going from $13.53-an-hour to $16.25-an-hour and being able to work 40 hours per week means homecare workers like Elaine Brown and Rich Casolla will finally be able to earn a living wage.

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January 22, 2018

The Republican Tax Plan; Will Connecticut Sue?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Jan 22, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | Congress | Housing | Jobs | Legal | Taxes | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Will Connecticut join other “blue” states in considering legal action against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Republicans in late 2017?

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December 13, 2017

Blumenthal Calls For Passage of Dream Act, But Won’t Shut Down Gov’t To Get It

by Christine Stuart | Dec 13, 2017 6:30am
Posted to: Congress | Education | Immigration | Housing | Jobs | Labor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wouldn’t say Monday whether he would vote to shut down the government if the Republican Party fails to find a path for Dreamers before Congress adjourns later this month.

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November 30, 2017

Report Finds That Connecticut’s Housing Market Is Changing

by Christine Stuart | Nov 30, 2017 12:53pm
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Housing | Jobs

HARTFORD, CT — A new report on Connecticut’s housing market shows an increase in rental households and a decrease in chronic homelessness.

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November 22, 2017

Finally, Some Good News For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations

by Christine Stuart | Nov 22, 2017 2:26pm
Posted to: Congress | 1st CD | 2nd CD | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Taxes | White House

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Thanksgiving came early for thousands of Connecticut homeowners with crumbling foundations.

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July 24, 2017

Senate Joins House In Overriding Malloy On Affordable Housing

by Christine Stuart | Jul 24, 2017 6:29pm
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Housing | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 8:20 p.m.) The House voted 101-47 and the Senate voted 24-12 to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of legislation that changes, or according to the governor, “rolls back,“ affordable housing laws.

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July 12, 2017

Connecticut Jumps 10 Spots In CNBC Business Rankings

by Christine Stuart | Jul 12, 2017 12:11pm
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Housing | Jobs | Labor

HARTFORD, CT — Good economic news may be hard to come by these days in Connecticut, but the Nutmeg state jumped 10 spots in the CNBC survey of “Top States for Business in 2017.”

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July 7, 2017

Malloy Vetoes Changes To Affordable Housing Law, Two Other Bills

by Christine Stuart | Jul 7, 2017 12:57pm
Posted to: Town News | Milford | Housing | Jobs | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie (Updated 4:30 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Friday that he said would make it easier for municipalities to “deny proposed affordable housing projects and shield themselves from an appeals process designed to overcome local resistance to fair and affordable housing.”

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May 12, 2017

Bond Commission Disagrees Over Agenda and Casting A Vote; Fitch Downgrades State’s Rating

by Christine Stuart | May 12, 2017 12:58pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | State Budget | State Capitol | Greenwich | Windsor

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 3:28 p.m.) It was only the second state Bond Commission meeting of the year, but much like the state budget negotiations there were disagreements about almost everything on the agenda, including how members cast their votes. And shortly afterward, the state got some bad news with respect to its bond rating.

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May 9, 2017

With Auriemma Calling for Spending Cuts, Over 2,000 Realtors Rally For A Connecticut They Can Sell

by Jack Kramer | May 9, 2017 3:09pm
Posted to: Housing | Jobs | State Budget | Hartford

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — More than 2,000 realtors received a pep talk Tuesday from University of Connecticut basketball coach Geno Auriemma.

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