February 24, 2017
by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 3:52pm
HARTFORD, CT — Car wash owners at a public hearing Friday asked that the sales tax on their work be repealed, stating that their businesses are one of the first things people go without during tough financial times.
by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — A hearing this week to add a 5-cent state tax on single-use plastic and paper shopping bags wound up turning into a debate about where the estimated $20 million in revenue should go — to environmental projects or the general fund.
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by Terry Cowgill | February 24, 2017 5:30am
It seems like every two or three years the state of Connecticut deludes itself into thinking it’ll see the return of the National Hockey League. That’s’ probably because we’re still haunted by the ghost of then-new Whalers owner Peter Karmanos, who faced with declining attendance in 1997, moved the hapless team to Raleigh, N.C.
February 22, 2017
by Joe DeLong | February 22, 2017 10:00pm
Despite much of the rhetoric that’s out there, let’s acknowledge that Connecticut is a great place to live. We have natural beauty. Many of our school systems are top notch. And it’s hard to drive in any direction for more than 30 minutes without running into authentic American history. Our state has tremendous assets.
February 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 3:30pm
Under attack for decades of bad decisions regarding their pensions, Connecticut’s labor unions are uniting to fight back against a bill that would exempt retirement benefits from collective bargaining.
by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm
The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.
February 17, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 17, 2017 12:10pm
HARTFORD, CT—The decision by the University of Connecticut Health Center to shutter its fire department in June may have broader implications for the state than just the closure of a 16-member fire department.
by Terry Cowgill | February 17, 2017 5:30am
As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.
February 16, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am
WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.
February 14, 2017
by Christine Stuart | February 14, 2017 3:43pm
HARTFORD, CT—Tuesday’s Appropriations Committee public hearing was one of the first places where Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed fee increases for gun permit holders was discussed, but it won’t be the last.