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Questions about the last recession complicate CT’s budget woes


As Connecticut officials try to balance the state budget, they grapple with a question many other states and the federal government still can’t answer: How much damage was done to the economy during the last recession? Continue Reading →

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Feds say CT cities had little economic growth in 2014


WASHINGTON – How healthy is the state’s economy? It’s a tale of two Connecticuts, and the subject of widely different viewpoints. But a recent federal report shows Connecticut’s big cities lag most others in the nation when it comes to economic growth. Continue Reading →

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Revised forecast bleak: New federal data bursts CT’s economic bubble

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The University of Connecticut’s economic think-tank predicted Thursday that the state’s job growth this year and next probably will stall or even decline — a dramatic reversal of its forecast of robust job growth issued just four months ago. Continue Reading →

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UConn think tank predicts state’s economy will flourish in 2015

Carstensen,Fred 4-6-10

After growing modestly over the past three years, the state’s economy is ready to shift into high gear in 2015, according to a report Wednesday from the University of Connecticut’s economic think tank. And while the director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis says the 8.1 percent growth projected for 2015 probably is too good to be true, achieving even most of that would allow the state to far outstrip the national economy.
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Expert has idea that could lessen federal taxes for CT taxpayers

Carstensen,Fred 4-6-10

Connecticut’s low- and middle-income households could pay tens of millions of dollars less in federal taxes each year while state officials simultaneously gain access to a wealth of new economic data. But for that to happen, according to one of the state’s leading economists, Connecticut officials first take a fiscal leap of faith – and repeal arguably the state’s most popular tax break.
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