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The Hartford CourantYou are right to wonder why a hefty tax increase and claims to have gotten spending under control have not brought stable finances to state government. Sometimes a jarring example will help explain something as complex as Connecticut's troubled, growing...
The Hartford CourantThe louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics. And it seems to be taking hold as the...
The Hartford CourantSalary increases for state judges might well be among the casualties of the state's deepening budget crisis if comments by top state legislative leaders are any indication. "Any expenditure of this kind will be difficult, if not impossible, given the...
The Hartford CourantA high-ranking state Insurance Department official, who once served as the acting commissioner of the agency, has been paid not to show up at work since Aug. 10 — at the rate of $2,300 a week — during an investigation of alleged "harassment,...
Tim Coffey, a Stamford photographer, takes political animals and puts them in their natural habitats. Coffee has a new exhibit of his photographs, opening on Wednesday, Aug. 1, at the Concourse Gallery of the State Capitol Building in Hartford. It's...
HamdenSpeaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) said state funding targeted for the transformation of the former Newhall Community Center in Hamden into a new small business "incubator" hub is expected to be approved when the state Bond Commission meets...
StatewideNAMI Connecticut, the state organization of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) is pleased to announce that it will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. - 8 p.m., at The Studio at Billings Forge, 563 Broad Street, in...
The Hartford CourantConnecticut has had some low rankings in various business and economic lists lately, some silly, some serious. But on natural gas policy, energy magnate T. Boone Pickens has declared the state a winner. "Maybe the best in the country," Pickens said on a...
The Hartford CourantMore than five months after the Newtown massacre, the state House gave final legislative approval Friday to a bipartisan bill designed to improve the emotional and mental health of children. In an attempt to head off another similar tragedy, lawmakers...
The Hartford CourantThe General Assembly passed some of the year's biggest bills Saturday: legislation that calls for spending $2 billion to upgrade the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years, for improving pool safety following school drownings, and for placing...
The Hartford CourantDemocrats and Republicans argued Tuesday over whether the legislature is planning to blow through the state's mandated spending cap in order to balance next year's budget. Republicans say it's clear that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and leaders of the...
Is it any wonder that Connecticut is considered a high-cost state? We have a state government, plus 169 local governments, plus hundreds of regional entities that overlap and bear little relation to each other. And to pay for this redundant mishmash, we...
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