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Osten, Formica, join budget committee leadership

Keith Phaneuf | Connecticut Mirror |

The leadership team appeared set Wednesday for one of the General Assembly's most powerful panels, the budget-writing Appropriations Committee.

House Democrats block GOP bid to require votes on labor deals

Keith M. Phaneuf and Jacqueline Rabe Thomas | Connecticut Mirror |

In the first partisan fight of 2017, Democrats in the House of Representatives blocked a Republican proposal Wednesday that would have ended a longstanding practice of approving state employee...

Study: CT, NY, NJ experiencing outbound migration

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is one of several states experiencing an exodus of residents over the past year, according to the latest United Van Lines' 40th Annual National Movers Study.

CT deficit projection still in flux

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's deficit is projected to come in at just over $56 million for fiscal 2016-17, slightly higher than the Office of Policy and Management's last estimate, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo said...

State cutting education funding, freezing LoCIP money

Patricia Daddona |

Hartford and communities statewide will lose $20 million in state funding for education, and experience a multi-million dollar freeze on capital improvement money in the second half of the fiscal...

Report: CT biz taxes competitive

Patricia Daddona |

While Connecticut takes a bruising in a number of business-climate rankings, it continues to perform well in at least one.

Minimum wage rises to $10.10 on Sunday

Patricia Daddona |

The minimum wage climbs from $9.60 to $10.10 an hour on Jan. 1, the result of a new law signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in 2014.

Sweeping potential CT transit cutbacks laid out

Patricia Daddona |

Airport, transit and highway services could suffer steep cutbacks if the state Department of Transportation slashes 10 percent of its budget as requested by the governor to help avoid a fiscal crisis...

CT’s economic malaise likely to continue

Fred Carstensen |

As of Nov. 2017, total employment in Connecticut is below the level of jobs that existed in Feb. 1989. That equates to 27 years without any permanent job growth in the state.

Big challenges, yet hopeful outlook for 2017

Peter Gioia |

Connecticut has great economic potential.

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