I cover state government for the Record-Journal in Meriden, CT. I am also president of the Connecticut Society for Professional Journalists and serve on the boards of directors for both the Connecticut Council for Freedom of Information and the Connecticut Foundation for Open Government.
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Connecticut added 7,700 jobs over 2017, with those numbers driven by a strong December, the Department of Labor said Monday. The DOL’s monthly report stated Connecticut added 6,000 non-farm jobs in December. The agency also revised its November report to 1,800 job losses, an improvement from the original figure of 3,500. The combination of new jobs in December and revised figure for November resulted in a net gain of 7,700, producing a positive figure for the end of the year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty is one of several co-sponsors of a bill aimed at getting more women into the aviation field. The bill, which has bipartisan and bicameral support, would require the Federal Aviation Authority to form a Women in Aviation Advisory Board.
With the federal Farm Bill in need of renewal by the end of September, U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy is looking to shift agricultural aid from traditional farms to some of the smaller, innovative ones that are increasingly dotting the Northeast. Murphy is launching a website to get feedback from Connecticut residents as part of his push.
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