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Republican budget would have devastating effects on New Haven and Hamden

September 20, 2017

If the Republican budget that was narrowly passed in the state Senate and House of Representatives Sept. 16 is adopted, it would have devastating effects on New Haven and Hamden. The Republicans’ two-year $40.68 billion spending package decreases funding to municipalities that need it most and increases aid to affluent suburban towns.

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Pharmaceutical and bioscience industries help boost Connecticut's economy

July 21, 2017

Connecticut’s bioscience and pharmaceutical industries – two of the nation’s job creators of the future – are among the key leaders in the state’s economic growth.

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Manufacturing industry gives Connecticut a significant economic boost

July 21, 2017

As the demand for defense manufacturing increases, so too does our need for a skilled workforce. This year, we passed legislation that will help give the next generation of manufacturers the tools they need to launch a career in the field.

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Labor deal will improve our finances and save taxpayers $24 billion

July 21, 2017

Earlier this week unionized state employees voted to ratify a historic concessions package that will help Connecticut resolve the budget deficit. Members of the State Employee Bargaining Agent Coalition (SEBAC) voted overwhelmingly in favor of the agreement - 83 percent to 17 percent. The agreement would save the state $1.2 billion over the next two years and $24 billion over its lifetime.

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