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CCM: Pair sales tax hike, bargaining changes to bolster cities, towns

Connecticut’s cities and towns unveiled a sweeping financial plan Wednesday that included a major sales tax boost to aid communities, new regionalization incentives and collective bargaining changes. The bargaining changes would be designed to ensure new revenue for towns would not be used to boost wages and benefits for municipal workers. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro continues to lead defiance against Obama on trade

WASHINGTON — A defiant Rep. Rosa DeLauro vowed Tuesday to continue her battle against President Obama’s trade agenda, even as the president, usually a political ally, scrambled to find a way to rally support for legislation that would facilitate negotiations of a new trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim partners. Continue Reading →

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Labor vows political fallout from Himes trade stance

WASHINGTON — Rep. Jim Himes is in Germany with President Obama for the G-7 meeting of major world economic powers, evidence of the president’s success in influencing key members of his party to vote for a trade measure considered a poison pill for most Democrats. Immediately, organized labor said there would be a political price to pay for Himes’ support on the trade bill. Continue Reading →

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Battle lines drawn in Connecticut over Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON – The battle lines drawn over a proposed U.S. trade pact with 11 Pacific Rim nations are running straight through Connecticut, which has emerged as the home of some of the proposed agreement’s most ardent supporters and bitter foes. Continue Reading →

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DeLauro breaks with Obama, big CT firms on Pacific trade deal

WASHINGTON – Rep. Rosa DeLauro is on a collision course with President Obama and some of Connecticut’s largest companies over a proposed trade deal with 12 countries on the Pacific Rim that span from Chile to Japan. DeLauro, D-3rd District, has become a leading opponent of the president’s plans for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP.
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It’s Labor Day, and unions’ message is fear Foley, favor Malloy

Unions can’t promise Gov. Dannel P. Malloy a win just by being with him in 2014. But of the few certainties in the business of campaigns and elections, count on this: Malloy, the first Democratic governor of Connecticut in a generation, is a lock to lose to Republican Tom Foley without them. The unions know that, so does Malloy. Continue Reading →

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