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State firm uses old-style lobbying to sell cutting-edge product

WASHINGTON–A Westport-based bio-medical company is immersed in an unusual lobbying campaign, trying to sell a high-tech burn remedy to counter-terrorism experts in Washington who decide what to buy for the government’s public-health-emergency stockpile. But while the product and the company, Advanced BioHealing, may be cutting edge, their Washington strategy is old-school. To press their case, […]

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At celebratory event, Malloy defends his economic policies

At an upbeat, bipartisan bill-signing ceremony, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy delivered a lengthy defense Wednesday of the generous economic-development packages recently awarded to CIGNA, ESPN and an online ticket brokerage, TicketNetwork. Malloy said that value of the state aid was to deepen those companies’ ties to Connecticut in a volatile time, protecting thousands of existing […]

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Small program meets a big need for teachers in hard-to-fill slots

Retired Navy Commander Len Cooke understands why school districts across the state have a difficult time hiring math teachers. “Students hate math. Who wants to teach a student’s least favorite subject?” he said. Well, it turns out he does. Newly-minted math teacher Len Cooke (c) with other graduates of the Alternate Route to Certification program […]

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Not the right time for another enterprise zone

In 2010 the legislature approved the Bradley Airport Development Zone within a four-town area around Bradley international airport. Thus, the enterprise zone concept as an economic development strategy anchored by an international airport is still a new, untested but potentially good idea in Connecticut. Governor Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of the regional Oxford airport enterprise […]