by Christine Stuart | Oct 18, 2018 11:30am
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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lost 500 jobs in September, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. However, it also revised the August job gains from 2,200 to 3,300 jobs — 1,000 more than initially reported.
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by Peter Urban | Aug 9, 2018 4:09pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
Representative Elizabeth Esty is looking to strengthen the durability of America’s road surfaces through legislation that would encourage research into innovative construction materials to extend the service life of pavements.
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by Peter Urban | Jul 13, 2018 4:30pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Environment | Jobs | Law Enforcement | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
Representative Joe Courtney was the lone member of the Connecticut delegation to vote in favor of a reauthorization of the Magnuson-Stevens Act, a 1976 law that governs marine fisheries management in U.S. waters.
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by Susan Bigelow | Jun 21, 2018 1:58pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Jobs | Opinion | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | New Haven | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
I crammed myself aboard an Amtrak train with a few hundred of my closest friends this past weekend, rode down to Meriden to wander around the beautiful new Meriden Green, and then I boarded a standing-room-only CTRail train back to Windsor Locks. The Hartford Line was open at last, travel was free, and people were excited.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality
HARTFORD, CT — Two Republicans in the Senate were able to defeat a bill, SB 2, that would have given Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 12:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.
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by Susan Bigelow | Feb 1, 2018 7:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Economic Development | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced his support for tolls on Connecticut highways this week as part of a package to raise revenue for our creaking transportation system. The usual suspects are angry, but they have no right to be. We’re out of other options.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 12:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 22, 2018 11:56am
Posted to: The Economy | Leisure & Hospital Sector | Manufacturing Sector | Financial Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Labor
HARTFORD, CT — After months of job losses, preliminary numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Connecticut ended 2017 by gaining 6,000 jobs in the month of December.
“December job growth ended the year on a better note than in previous months,” Andy Condon, Director of the Office of Research, said. “Preliminary data indicate that Connecticut grew 7,700 jobs on a seasonally-adjusted basis and 6,200 jobs on an average annual basis. This is actually better than the 5,000 average annual growth seen in 2016.”
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by Peter Urban | Jul 20, 2017 4:30am
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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