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$12M CT apple market could have record-breaking season

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's apple harvesters are anticipating a nice rebound after last year's disappointing growing and picking season.

CT's Aug. jobless rate down amid hiring setback

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut lost 3,900 jobs in August, but the state's jobless rate still eased to 4.8 percent, state labor trackers say.

Lawmakers align for possible budget vote today

Patricia Daddona |

After weeks of inaction, legislators could address Democratic and Republican budget proposals today, though the schedule extends into early evening.

New CT budget could shift teacher pension costs onto future taxpayers

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

If legislators vote on a new state budget Thursday, it may include a complex proposal from Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to restructure skyrocketing contributions to the teachers' pension program —...

CBIA backs Republican spending plan

Patricia Daddona |

On the eve of potential decision-making on the state budget, the Connecticut Business & Industry Association has endorsed the Republican budget as the one that best addresses the business community's...

Realtors glum to Malloy's realty-tax idea

Gregory Seay |

The Connecticut governor's plan to steeply hike taxes on realty transactions is a misguided effort at fixing the state budget on the backs of property owners and would mean a fresh setback for realty...

Malloy, Democrats close on budget deal

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stood on the cusp of a deal Wednesday morning to end Connecticut's 10-week budget impasse and avert huge cuts in municipal aid three weeks...

Hartford region cracks top 25 list of best cities for jobs

Patricia Daddona |

The Hartford region has placed 14th on a new ranking by online job site Glassdoor of the nation's 25 best cities for jobs in 2017.

Construction industry: Transportation cuts would damage CT economy

Matt Pilon| Patricia Daddona |

A construction industry group warned Tuesday that if the legislature fails to adequately invest in transportation, Connecticut's economy will suffer in the long run.

CT budget clock winding down with no deal yet

KEITH M. PHANEUF AND JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

As Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his fellow Democrats in the legislature struggled Tuesday to reach agreement on a new two-year state budget, Republican lawmakers offered one more plan they hope might...

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