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Study finds Connecticut would be attractive to an MLB franchise

Despite being locked between two of the country’s oldest sports markets, Fairfield County would be a more attractive site for a Major League baseball franchise than Milwaukee or Denver, two MLB host communities, according to the latest quarterly economic report from the University of Connecticut. But don’t buy those season tickets just yet. Economics Professor Steven […]

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Spin with a twist: McMahon says her polling is close to Blumenthal’s

It’s not every day that a campaign shares internal polling showing its candidate trailing by 13 percentage points. That’s what Republican Linda McMahon’s U.S. Senate campaign did Tuesday, in an attempt to discredit polls that give Democrat Richard Blumenthal an even bigger lead. It’s a page from the same playbook used two weeks ago by […]

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Rell vetoes bill restricting criminal background checks in hiring for state jobs

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has vetoed a bill that would have barred state hiring managers from asking applicants their criminal background or researching their background until the last step of the hiring process. Current law allows the question, “have you ever been convicted of a felony” to appear on the application for both private and […]

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Rell signs law aiming to speed up DEP permitting process

Gov. M. Jodi Rell has signed into law a bill intended to streamline issuance of state permits and licenses. Rell’s office said the bill, a compromise between industry and environmental groups, will “expedite job creation by breaking through bureaucratic backlogs without undermining environmental protections.” The relatively uneventful passage of the bill was an unexpected conclusion […]