September 12, 2016
by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2016 1:36pm
(Updated 8 p.m.) No blue ribbon commissions or task forces have been able to inspire state lawmakers to change Connecticut’s tax system, but it doesn’t mean Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby won’t keep trying.
September 8, 2016
by Jack Kramer | September 8, 2016 5:29am
Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.
August 29, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 29, 2016 1:21pm
Hoping to avoid cuts in municipal aid that could lead to an increase in local property taxes during the 2017 legislative session, Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is working to develop its own package of legislative initiatives.
August 10, 2016
by Christine Stuart | August 10, 2016 4:17pm
(Updated 7:51 p.m.) When Tom Banisch filed an election complaint against Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr.’s campaign on Oct. 27, 2014, Banisch, then the Madison RTC chairman, expected that the matter would be settled before the 2016 election.
July 21, 2016
by Jack Kramer | July 21, 2016 10:58am
A public hearing Wednesday on whether it’s a good idea for Hartford’s Brainard Airport to remain open turned into a heated debate as to what benefit the city of Hartford and its residents receive from its continued operation.
July 8, 2016
by Susan Bigelow | July 8, 2016 10:00am
I bet you didn’t know primary season is sneaking up on us. Sure, we had a presidential primary season back in April, but that had passionate public interest, media attention, and huge turnout. The upcoming primaries, scheduled for the hot and drowsy depths of August, will be the opposite of that.
by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am
For observers of government like yours truly, there are few things in life more amusing than one government entity trying to divorce itself from its parent. And no, I’m not talking about last week’s Brexit vote, which, since it has such profound consequences for a large swath of the world, is hardly amusing.
Tags: Black Rock, Bridgeport, secession, David Walker, revaluation, mill rate, grand list, Joe Ganim, terry cowgill, dh
May 27, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 27, 2016 5:30am
Two weeks ago, Chief Medical Examiner Dr. James Gill warned that his office could lose accreditation due to budget cuts and an increase in overdose deaths. On Thursday, Gill sent a letter to municipalities to tell them that any “unclaimed” dead person will now be their responsibility.
May 15, 2016
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2016 8:43pm
May 13, 2016
by Jack Kramer | May 13, 2016 11:14am
Despite a ruling from a federal court in Florida calling the practice unconstitutional, Connecticut’s General Assembly failed to pass a bill last month to end prison gerrymandering in the Nutmeg State.