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Got Something to Say About State Taxes?

What needs to be done to improve Connecticut’s state tax policy? This month, state residents have an excellent opportunity to offer their ideas to a panel that’s specifically studying the issue. The State Tax Study Panel is evaluating the current state tax code and has scheduled a public...

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State’s Economy Slows Further in 2014

Connecticut's economy grew by an anemic 0.6% in 2014 as the gap between the state and regional and national economies widened. The Bureau of Economic Analysis' annual gross domestic product report released this week showed Connecticut's economy was 42nd among all states and the District of...

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April Jobs Spring Mainly in Government

There’s mixed news for Connecticut in the April jobs report, with the state adding an overall 1,200 jobs for the month despite net losses in the private sector. Leading the job gains seen in a number of industry sectors was government (with an increase of 1,500...

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A New Generation of Yankee Ingenuity

Connecticut grew to become one of the wealthiest states in the nation because of the innovation spawned here and the nuts-and-bolts manufacturing prowess that turned great ideas into tangible products. Some of our famous firsts over the last two centuries include the cotton gin, portable typewriter,...

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CEOs Take State to Task on Taxes

It doesn’t get the same attention as its cousins at Forbes and CNBC, but Chief Executive Magazine’s annual Best and Worst States for Business survey has a familiar message for Connecticut from CEOs. What we’re doing isn’t working yet. Overall, Connecticut dropped one place, to #45, from...

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Malloy, Business Leaders Discuss State’s Business Climate

[embed]https://youtu.be/mw5frDuoU70[/embed] Watch a panel including Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and two of the state's prominent business leaders discuss the business climate in Connecticut and how how decisions made now will affect the state's large and small businesses. Besides Malloy, the panel included Joe Brennan, president/CEO of...

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State Budget Story Needs Rewrite

Now it’s all on the table: Tax and spending plans from the governor; the same from legislative Democrats and Republicans; and the best practices and proven reforms adopted by other states. Now the trick is to use the best ideas from each to write a new...

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