Connecticut lawmakers approved a $291 million deal to bring a branch of the Jackson Laboratory to the state, reports the Wall Street Journal. The measure will give the lab a $192 million construction loan at a 1.1 percent interest rate and $99 million in state grants, while the lab will create 300 jobs during the next 10 years. The total budget would be $1.1 billion over 20 years as the lab adds its own $809 million to the pot.

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