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Connecticut has the last Tax Freedom Day in the country.

You’ve worked hard to pay all those taxes.

Celebrate with us Friday, May 20, from 4 to 6 p.m. in Litchfield.

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Is Spectra Energy New England’s last chance for lower energy prices?

Plans to bring more natural gas to New England to lower the region’s high energy prices face trouble. Two separate pipeline plans would have brought more natural gas, a relatively clean and low-cost fuel, to the region while investing more than $4 billion in the projects, but one developer dropped its plan last week.

Kinder Morgan pulled the plug on its planned regional pipeline that would have invested $3.3 billion in the region. Company officials said in announcing the change in plans that the company could not find the support and consumers necessary to make the investment.

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Retirement mandate could hurt Connecticut’s workers, financial sector

A proposal to create a government-run retirement plan for private employees would ultimately hurt the very people it aims to help, according to testimony from Kim Chamberlain of the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association before the Labor and Public Employees Committee.

The American Retirement Association, which supports a public retirement system, testified they could not support this legislation “in its current form.” The group labeled the proposed bill “confusing and costly.”

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Connecticut economic competitiveness study reveals more bad news

Connecticut is losing better-paying jobs and replacing them with low-paying jobs, according to a study released by the Commission on Economic Competitiveness.

The commission had previously attempted to keep the document secret by discussing it in a closed-door executive session, prompting a Yankee Institute complaint to the Freedom of Information Commission.

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