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CT, Hartford to benefit from $3.8M job-skills grant

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut and Hartford will share in a nationwide $3.8 million grant aimed at helping residents build employment skills and compete for jobs.

Mohegan's $80M convention center another challenge for Hartford

Matt Pilon |

The $80 million convention center Mohegan Sun has started building will mean steeper competition for Hartford, officials say.

Democrats eyeing sales tax hike to plug holes in next CT budget


While Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to push spending cuts as the chief solution to Connecticut’s latest budget crisis, his fellow Democrats on one key panel say a more balanced mix of...

State worker union launches TV ad to fight layoffs


Two days after Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threatened to lay off 4,200 unionized state workers unless concessions are granted, Connecticut's largest healthcare workers union launched a television ad urging...

More unemployed seek work as CT loses 1,600 jobs in Feb.

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut lost 1,600 net jobs in February, while the jobless rate ticked up for the second time this year, to 4.7 percent, the latest state labor survey shows.

Albertus Magnus names Baltimore educator its new president

Patricia Daddona |

New Haven-based Albertus Magnus College, which has a campus in East Hartford, has appointed Marc M. Camille as its first new president in 35 years, effective June 30.

Murphy, Courtney: Trump cuts to job training grants could hurt EB


President Donald Trump's budget calls for cutting manufacturing training money that has helped provide hard-to-find skilled workers for Electric Boat and its suppliers, even as the president wants to...

Nuclear brinksmanship: Does Millstone need help to stay open?


Lobbyists crowded into a committee room at the General Assembly to watch the inevitable advance Tuesday of a bill that sponsors say would simultaneously lower electric rates and stabilize profits...

S&P Global outlook negative for CT bonds

Patricia Daddona |

S&P Global Ratings has assigned a negative outlook coupled with a AA- rating to $750 million in Connecticut general obligation bonds that will fund capital improvements and refinance existing debt.

Survey: CT biz willing to hire formerly imprisoned

Patricia Daddona |

Ninety-seven percent of more than 300 Connecticut employers surveyed by the Malta Justice Initiative support the idea of giving formerly incarcerated individuals a second chance, the organization...

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