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November 20, 2017

Red Ink Could Trigger Deficit Mitigation

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 4:13pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 5:15 p.m.) The ink is barely dry on the legislature’s bipartisan budget that was signed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Oct. 31, but it’s already $202.8 million in deficit, according to the governor’s budget office.

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Malloy Not Ready To Endorse A Candidate Yet

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 2:37pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wasn’t quite ready Monday to throw his support behind his friend and former legal counsel, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin.

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Judge To Rule On East Haven Recount Tuesday

by Jack Kramer | November 20, 2017 2:13pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie NEW HAVEN, CT — A Superior Court judge will rule Tuesday on whether to order a recount over the hotly contested Nov. 7 East Haven mayoral election after two days of testimony.

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State Bond Commission Poised To Approve Money To Remediate Blight

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 1:40pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Standing outside the site of a former manufacturing company on Homestead Avenue, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that the state planned to dole out another $13.6 million to clean up blighted and contaminated properties known as brownfields.

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More Americans, New Englanders Say They’re Traveling For Thanksgiving

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 12:42pm

doug hardy / ctnewsjunkie compilation via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — An estimated 3.3 percent more Americans will be hitting the road this year for Thanksgiving than last year, according to AAA’s Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Forecast. AAA expects the 2017 holiday weekend to see the highest Thanksgiving travel volume since 2005, with 2.25 million New Englanders set to get away — an increase of 3.5 percent over last year.

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Survey Finds Residents Believe Business Conditions Are Worsening

by Christine Stuart | November 20, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of InformCT HARTFORD, CT — A recent survey of 505 Connecticut residents found that respondents increasingly believe the overall business conditions in Connecticut are worsening, and nearly half expect that conditions will be about the same six months from now.

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November 18, 2017

Hartford Mayor Mulls Run For Governor

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 4:44pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — He’s not finished with the second year of this first term, but Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin said he’s receiving encouragement from supporters to run for governor.

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Hartford Healthcare, Anthem Reach Deal

by Christine Stuart | November 18, 2017 7:50am

Jonathan Weiss via shutterstock HARTFORD, CT — After a seven-week impasse and calls for mediation, Hartford Healthcare and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield reached a three-year deal early Saturday morning.

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November 17, 2017

DC News Junkie | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 5:49pm

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Blumenthal Calls Al Franken Behavior ‘Repugnant’

by Peter Urban | November 17, 2017 5:02pm

CHRISTINE STUART / CTNEWSJUNKIE Senator Richard Blumenthal told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer that Minnesota Senator Al Franken had engaged in “repugnant” behavior during a 2006 USO tour when he is accused of forcibly kissing and groping a fellow female performer.

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