Archive for June 17th, 2011

June 17, 2011

State Union Agreement: Some Vote “No”

courtesy: CTNewsJunkie.com

courtesy: CTNewsJunkie

By Christine Stuart
CTNewsJunkie – After the legislature approved a state budget with over $2 Billion in the balance, state unions have begun voting on a new agreement to balance the state’s budget. Over the last few weeks, state union members have held closed door meetings and posted discussion on talkboards, including 201 comments on this CTMirror article and others, on whether or not to approve Gov. Malloy’s concession package.

At least one of the 34 bargaining groups and one of the locals, which is part of the larger Correction Officer’s bargaining group, voted against the State Employees Bargaining Agent Coalition’s tentative agreement, according to sources.

The one bargaining group to vote against the $1.6 billion concession deal was

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June 17, 2011

Organic Farming: More Slaughterhouses Coming To Connecticut?

By Kathleen Kiley
CTWatchdog.com – As Connecticut’s love affair with locally grown food intensifies, more slaughterhouses might be needed right here in the Nutmeg State.

Connecticut already has three United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) inspected slaughterhouses, which most consumers are not even aware of. And there’s a debate in the farming community as to whether additional ones are needed. Several farmers and restaurateurs say more slaughterhouses could help the economy and result in more locally produced meat. However, some farmers say the need might be overblown.

“For some farmers, it’s been a continue reading at CtWatchdog.com