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CT community colleges to offer free tuition
By Liz Teitz, The CT Post, December 19, 2019

CT’s plodding recovery: 900 new jobs in November
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 19, 2019

Connecticut Adds 900 Jobs In November
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, December 19, 2019

Senate passes defense policy bill, a windfall for Connecticut industry
By Julia Bergman, The Day, December 19, 2019

Some holiday cheating on Lamont’s ‘debt diet’
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 18, 2019

Conn. Gov. Lamont touts state’s financial turnaround in 2019
By Kevin Zimmerman, West Fair Communications, ​www.westfaironline.com, December 18, 2019

Trucks-only CT tolls a ‘tax on the middle class,’ trucking advocate says
By Jordan Fenster, The Middletown Press, December 18, 2019

Pro-Toll Advocates Join Anti-Toll Protesters at State Capitol
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, December 18, 2019

UConn receiving millions to conduct research for U.S. Navy
By Emilie Munson, The Stamford Advocate, December 17, 2019

If cautiously, Lamont exploring health care reform
By Mark Pazniokas, TheCT MIrror, December 17, 2019

Connecticut’s manufacturing boom spreads to eastern rural towns as workers flock to plentiful jobs in the submarine and aerospace industries
By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, December 16, 2019

Education partnership discusses budget, hires and plans — all in open session
By Kathleen Megan, The CT Mirror, December 16, 2019

EXCLUSIVE: Gov. Lamont interview on ‘truck only tolls’ and public trust in government [video]
By Mark Davis, News 8, wtnh.com​, December 12, 2019

Report: CT, Greater Hartford missed out on tech jobs boom
By Matt Pilon, The Hartford Business Journal, December 12, 2019

Pear Tree committee revisits expenses for project
By Sandra Diamond, The Darien Times, December 11, 2019

Big advantage for trucks-only tolls: They will fool most people
By Chris Powell, The Journal Inquirer, December 11, 2019

Lamont looks for big finish to close his first year
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 10, 2019

Lamont, lawmakers agree to transportation vote in January
Associated Press, The CT Post, December 10, 2019

Submarines, fighter jet engines and helicopters:
Billions of dollars from Washington are budgeted for Connecticut’s defense industry

By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, December 10, 2019

Connecticut Officials: Federal Funding, Legislative Districts At Stake In 2020 Census
By Shawn R. Beals, The CT News Junkie, December 10, 2019

Beware the truck-toll bait-and-switch
by Joe Markley, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, December 9, 2019

Lamont: Average truck tolls of $8 could buy $19.4B in improvements
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, December 6, 2019

Republicans Say Truck-Only Tolls Court Decision Presents New Challenge for Connecticut
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, December 6, 2019

US appeals court backs truckers in legal fight against tolls
The CT Post, December 6, 2019

Truck tolls challenge heads back to lower court
​By Brandon Truitt, Molly O'Brien, Jacqui Gomersall, WPRI News 12 [with video], December 6, 2019

Report: High-wage jobs continue to leave Connecticut, pressuring state tax revenue
By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, December 5, 2019

Lamont Wants December Special Session on Four Issues
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, December 4, 2019

In a short session, lawmakers eye prescription drug proposals
Legislators say drug efforts will be the centerpiece of their health reform agenda
By Jenna Carlesso, The CT Mirror, December 3, 2019

CT’s wealth inequality remains a looming obstacle to tolling cars
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, December 2, 2019

Connecticut’s fiscal condition to be discussed at Capitol
​Associated Press, The CT Post, December 1, 2019

New Tolls Fight: Lamont, Democrats Vow To Approve This Plan
Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative Democrat leaders united behind truck-only tolls,
but legislative Republicans say it's a non-starter.

By Rich Scinto, Patch Staff, The Patch, Novmber 27, 2019

Former Gov. Weicker calls on Democrats to support Lamont’s transportation plan
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, November 27, 2019

New Britain Mayor Erin Stewart chairs new CCM task force on homelessness
By Catherine Shen, New Britain Herald, November 27, 2019

Opinion: Lamont can show how to kick the ball to legislative victory
By Jeffrey A. Sonnenfeld, The Stamford Advocate, November 27, 2019

Op-Ed: We are witnessing the limits of Lamont’s influence 
By Kevin Rennie, The Hartford Courant, November 27, 2019

Transportation could make Lamont a one-term governor
By Greg Bordonaro, Hartford Business Journal, November 25, 2019

Cleaner Transportation Advocates Say Time is Now To Push Initiatives
By Jack Kramer, The CT News Junkie, November 25, 2019

Plan to raise Metro-North train speeds has skeptics
By Bill Cummings, The CT Post, November 23, 2019

Mass transit isn't easy to arrange in a state as suburban as Connecticut
By Chris Powell, The Journal Inquirer, Published November 23, 2019, Updated November 24, 2019

Lamont, lawmakers hope to meet on transportation
Associated Press, The CT Post, November 23, 2019

Top CEOs begin task of helping state grow jobs
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The CT Post, November 21, 2019

Budget Analysts Disagree On Deficit
By Christine Stuart, The CT Junkie, November 21, 21019

Debunking Connecticut’s enduring tax myth
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, November 21, 2019

Connecticut state and local unfunded retirement obligations top $124 billion
By Marc E. Fitch, The Yankee Institute, November 21, 2019

Lamont wants consensus on transportation improvements
By Ken Dixon, The CT Post, November 20, 2019

Failure of Connecticut's colleges begins in its primary schools
By Chris Powell, The Inquirer Journal, November 20, 2019

Gov. Ned Lamont wants meeting soon on potential tolls compromise: ‘My job is to reach a solution’
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, November 20, 2019

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Connecticut gained 900 jobs in November as the state continued its plodding, up-and-down recovery from the Great Recession of 2008, according to the monthly jobs report released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. The unemployment rate was 3.7%.

But the gains came after the loss of 1,400 jobs in October, and the longer trend is unchanged: The labor market remains tight, while growth is painfully slow — increasing by just four-tenths of one percent, or 5,800 jobs, from November 2018....

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