by Susan Bigelow | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Opinion | Taxes | White House | Real Estate
Rejoice, it’s tax week! Unfortunately if you live in Connecticut or another state that’s heavily dependent on property taxes you might find yourself socked with a much, much larger bill next year — or even this year. Just another benefit of living here in the Happiest Place on Earth.
Continue reading "OP-ED | Property Tax Armageddon Comes for Connecticut" »
by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes
HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.
Continue reading "In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All" »
by Lon Seidman | Apr 17, 2018 5:09pm
Posted to: Analysis | Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | CT Tech Junkie
Comcast rolled out gigabit Internet speeds to some Connecticut customers, but data will only move that fast in one direction.
Continue reading "CT TECH JUNKIE | Comcast Adds Gigabit Downloads, Faster Uploads to Connecticut Customers" »
by Peter Urban | Apr 13, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | National Security | White House | New London | Technology sector
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg sat through hours of questioning this week from a jumbo-sized panel of U.S. senators — including Connecticut’s Richard Blumenthal — eager to get their two cents in on how the social media platform handles the personal information of its users.
Continue reading "DC NEWS JUNKIE | Blumenthal Wants Facebook Regulated; Murphy Grills Pompeo" »
by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Health Care | Mental Health Care | Insurance | Transparency
HARTFORD, CT —With 20 working days left in the legislative session, lawmakers are making a big push for legislation that would improve mental health parity and make drug prices more transparent.
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by Peter Urban | Apr 6, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Manufacturing | Military Spending | National Security | Technology sector
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be on Capitol Hill next week to face members of Congress — including Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal — upset with how the social media giant has handled the personal data of its users.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 30, 2018 11:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Equality
HARTFORD, CT — Two Republicans in the Senate were able to defeat a bill, SB 2, that would have given Connecticut’s utility regulators an opportunity to prohibit internet service providers from throttling internet speeds, blocking websites, or imposing prioritized pricing.
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by Peter Urban | Mar 21, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Congress | 3rd CD | Consumer Protection | DC News Junkie | Education | White House
WASHINGTON — In a testy exchange Tuesday, Representative Rosa DeLauro sharply criticized Education Secretary Betsy DeVos over her decision to pre-empt states from any oversight of private companies that service federal college loans.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Election 2016 | Election 2018 | Law Enforcement | Legal | Privacy
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen wrote Facebook on Monday asking the social network to provide his office with information about how it could have allowed a company to harvest personal information from 50 million users.
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by Christine Stuart | Mar 5, 2018 1:36pm
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Corporate Watch | Courts | Energy | Environment | Jobs | Manufacturing | Greenwich | DMV | Manufacturing Sector | Retail Sector | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector
HARTFORD, CT — It’s the fourth year that Tesla, an American electric car maker, is asking the General Assembly for permission to sell its vehicles in Connecticut.
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