January 22, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 22, 2015 5:30am
(Updated 4:29 p.m.) A state commission will recommend giving pay raises to elected officials, including the governor and members of the legislature, for the first time in 14 years.
January 21, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 21, 2015 1:48pm
A small group of lawmakers and advocates began a difficult push Wednesday — asking the state to help fund a new apprenticeship program during a session when the legislature is focused on making difficult budget cuts.
January 9, 2015
by Terry Cowgill | January 9, 2015 5:30am
Amid all the bad economic news our state has weathered since 2007 and beyond, at least we could be reassured that Connecticut’s population was still growing, albeit slowly. Add 2014 to the list of years featuring bad news. Our state is officially losing people.
Tags: census, population loss, income inequality, red state, blue state, terry cowgill, dh
January 5, 2015
by Hugh McQuaid | January 5, 2015 2:02pm
U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy said Monday he will try again this year to pass legislation forcing the U.S. Defense Department to consider a project’s impact on American jobs when it awards contracts to manufacturers.
December 31, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 31, 2014 11:30am
December 26, 2014
by Susan Bigelow | December 26, 2014 8:00am
I always love the turning of the year, because for a brief moment it’s possible to believe that the year ahead will be better than the one we’re leaving behind. So with that in mind, let’s take stock of where we’ve been, and where we’re going.
Tags: predictions, 2015, Dan Malloy, status quo, Susan Bigelow, dh
December 24, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 24, 2014 12:30pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy expressed doubt this week that Tenet, the Texas-based for-profit hospital chain that had planned to purchase up to four struggling hospitals in the state, would be coming back to the table.
December 23, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 23, 2014 2:59pm
Avery Gaddis didn’t walk into Republican Senate Leader Len Fasano’s office looking for a job. He showed up with Sen. Rob Kane of Watertown to complain about what a poor job lawmakers are doing communicating with urban communities.
December 19, 2014
by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2014 12:04pm
December 18, 2014
by Hugh McQuaid | December 18, 2014 1:09pm
Despite pegging Connecticut’s unemployment rate at a slightly higher 6.5 percent in November, a monthly report from Labor Department estimates the state’s economy added 4,600 jobs and boasted a third consecutive month of job growth.