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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 18, 2018

Health Workers In Connecticut Prisons Call Attention To ‘Dangerously’ Low Staffing Levels

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 3:05pm
Posted to: Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Public Health | Public Safety

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HARTFORD, CT — Nurses, social workers, and other medical staff in Connecticut’s Department of Corrections huddled under a tent in the pouring rain Tuesday to bring attention to what they say are unsafe staffing levels.

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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 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 17, 2018

Independent Ticket Calls Electing Major Party Candidates ‘Insane’

by Christine Stuart | Aug 17, 2018 2:15pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Jobs | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — They weren’t on the ballot Tuesday, but they plan to be on the ballot in November and they argue choosing another Democratic or Republican governor would be “insanity.”

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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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August 3, 2018

Lobster Day Headed Your Way

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 3:40pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Congress | DC News Junkie | Jobs

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WASHINGTON — The Senate recently approved a resolution designating Tuesday, Sept. 25, as “National Lobster Day.” It’s one of more than four dozen such resolutions that have cluttered the 2018 calendar with designations of days, weeks, and months for a variety of special interests.

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Senate Sends $716 billion Defense Bill to Trump

by Peter Urban | Aug 3, 2018 9:00am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Jobs | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | White House | Manufacturing Sector

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WASHINGTON — The Senate this week overwhelmingly approved a final version of a $716 billion military authorization bill for the coming fiscal year, which is expected to be signed into law by President Trump.

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July 31, 2018

GOP Candidates Duke It Out In Last CD5 Debate

by Christine Stuart | Jul 31, 2018 9:01am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Congress | 5th CD | DC News Junkie | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Jobs

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WEST HARTFORD, CT — In what could be their final televised debate before the Aug. 14 primary, three Republicans running for U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty’s seat in Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District embraced President Donald Trump’s trade policy and the Second Amendment on Monday.

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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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