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Concrete company sold

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

J.J. Mottes, the Stafford company linked to crumbling foundations, no longer operates at its Meadow Lane location, and its owners received at least hundreds of thousands of dollars through the sale...

CT finance chief projects '17 budget surplus

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut will likely end the fiscal 2017 with a $19.7 million surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget chief said in an April letter to the state comptroller Thursday.

CT gets $5.5M grant to combat opioid abuse

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut is receiving $5.5 million from the federal government to deal with the prescription opioid and heroin crisis, authorities say.

CT Insurance Dept. updates online licensing

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut’s Insurance Department has launched a new licensing web site to improve customer service for nearly 200,000 agents, brokers, adjusters and other licensees.

Malloy warns CT employee unions of nearly 1,100 layoffs planned for May


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration notified state employee unions this week that nearly 1,100 workers could face layoffs in May — the first stage in an alternative cost-cutting plan if...

CT adds jobs in March, unemployment rate ticks up

Patricia Daddona | 1

Connecticut gained 1,300 net jobs in March, while the jobless rate ticked up for the third time this year, to 4.8 percent, the latest state labor survey shows.

Finance panel eyes ending sales tax exemption for nonprofits


The legislature's tax-writing panel is considering a measure that would repeal the sales tax exemption on goods and services sold to nonprofits — a provision that saves these entities more than...

Trump, Murphy agree federal agencies should 'buy American'


There’s at least one thing U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy, a frequent critic of Donald Trump, sees eye to eye on with the president – the need to close loopholes in laws that requires government...

Wal-Mart drops plans to construct ‘supercenter’ in Manchester

Joe Cooper | Journal Inquirer |

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has shelved plans to build a 152,430-square-foot “supercenter” on Spencer Street in Manchester, town officials said this week.

Harris first to explore run for governor since Malloy exit


Jonathan Harris, who resigned Monday as commissioner of consumer protection, intends Wednesday to become the first Democrat to open an exploratory committee for governor since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...

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