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October 24, 2014

Unions Continue To Express Concerns Over Hospital Conversions

by Cara Rosner | October 24, 2014 12:49pm

New Haven Register file photo A senior official at the Dallas-based corporation trying to buy community hospitals in Bristol, Vernon, Manchester and Waterbury says privatizing them is the best way to keep them viable, but employee representatives have major concerns about the potential buyouts. 

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October 15, 2014

Republicans Call For Ebola Hearing

by Kristi Allen | October 15, 2014 3:21pm

Wikipedia Republican legislators called Wednesday for a public hearing on Connecticut’s plans to respond to a potential Ebola outbreak, while state officials stressed that health services were prepared to deal with any cases that might arise.

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October 13, 2014

Officials Seek Comment on Creation of State-Sponsored Retirement Account

by Christine Stuart | October 13, 2014 12:24pm

State officials are seeking public comment regarding the feasibility of a state-sponsored retirement plan for all private sector employees.

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October 10, 2014

New Laws Crack Down On Robocalls

by Cara Rosner | October 10, 2014 12:00pm

istockphoto Two new state laws have significantly increased the fines that individuals and companies face if they send consumers unsolicited text messages or bother them with “robocalls.”

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October 9, 2014

Watchdogs Ask Candidates To Take FOI Pledge

by Hugh McQuaid | October 9, 2014 11:54am

Courtesy of Justice.gov Sick of playing defense against efforts to erode the state Freedom of Information Act, an open government advocacy group has begun asking candidates to sign a pledge to support the public document disclosure law.

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October 1, 2014

20 Connecticut Social Entrepreneurs Convert Their Companies to Benefit Corporations

by Christine Stuart | October 1, 2014 3:50pm

Christine Stuart photo A lifestyle coffee company was one of 20 companies Wednesday to switch their corporate structure over to a Benefit Corporation.

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New Laws Take Effect Today

by Hugh McQuaid | October 1, 2014 10:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo Several new laws take effect today including new regulations on pet stores and the sale of electronic cigarettes, as well as a law cracking down on domestic violence.

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September 29, 2014

Municipal Lobby Warns of Unfunded State Mandates

by Hugh McQuaid | September 29, 2014 4:34pm

The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities released a report Monday calling on state policymakers to relieve local governments of the more than 1,200 mandates they say the state imposes on towns.

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September 26, 2014

Tax Review Panel Convenes Monday

by Cara Rosner | September 26, 2014 12:00pm

istockphoto A panel tasked with analyzing Connecticut’s tax structure and suggesting policy options to “modernize” it will meet for the first time on Monday.

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September 22, 2014

Public Hearing Wednesday On Autism Services

by Staff Report | September 22, 2014 2:08pm

The Program Review and Investigations Committee will hold a public hearing Wednesday on the availability of transitional services for young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

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