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The Hartford CourantThe New Year marks the start of the 2013 regular session of the General Assembly on Jan. 9 as well as the beginning of the second half of Gov. Dannel Malloy's term. Events have imposed an urgent expectation of serious action on the lawmakers. What to...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut in some ways resembles Michigan, a high-wage industrial state with about the same proportion of union membership as of 2011 -- 17.7 percent here, 18.3 percent there, compared with 11.8 percent for the nation. A year ago, heck, six weeks ago,...
A new analysis by the New York Times puts the national tab at more than $80 billion a year in state and local taxpayer handouts to businesses. Those include tax breaks, low-interest loans and outright cash giveaways to encourage companies to locate in a...
The Hartford CourantIn some ways, 2012 was a carryover year from news of 2011, as the governor continued his aggressive economic development spending, United Technologies Corp. consummated a deal it announced in 2011, and the year's nastiest labor strike grew out of a 2011...
The Hartford CourantBehind the state Armory in Hartford, workers operate the backhoes and cranes that are carving a two-story retaining wall beside the Amtrak rail line. Roughly nine miles away, more crews are preparing a new off-ramp from Route 72 up to New Britain's...
Tags: Newington, Rentals, Business, Baker Corp., Travel
The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed...
The Hartford CourantProtein Sciences Corp., the Meriden-based drug research and development firm with a long and colorful history in Connecticut, is investing millions of dollars in a new manufacturing facility for its flu vaccine — in Rockland County, N.Y. The...
Tags: West Haven, Flu Vaccine, AIDS, Politics, Disease Prevention
Hartford CourantGov. Dannel P. Malloy's $150 million in immediate cuts to deal with a looming deficit has an effect on many arts, cultural, heritage and tourism organizations. The governor cut a total of $1,038,742 from the Department of Economic and Communuity...
For nearly two decades, Northeast Utilities has been an unusually strong and imaginative force in economic development in Connecticut and western Massachusetts. The company's economic development and community relations department had a small core of...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut took a "nose dive" to last place in a report assessing the credit quality of all 50 states released Tuesday by Conning, Inc., a Hartford-based asset manager that does financial research for insurers and institutional investors. The report...
The Hartford CourantAfter a visit to the Connecticut Tool and Manufacturing plant, state Rep. Betty Boukus declared that the state government's drive to retain businesses and train young people for 21st-century manufacturing jobs is paying off. "These are hard times, and we...
Waterbury isn’t the first place in Connecticut you might associate with marijuana growing. After all, it’s a conservative little city known more for political corruption than the cultivation of high-class weed. (Both disgraced governor-...
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