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July 22, 2016

OP-ED | Rhode Island Tweaks Connecticut Again

by Terry Cowgill | July 22, 2016 5:30am

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Rhode Island is at it again. It’s only been a little more than three months since the Providence Journal published a scathing editorial that took aim at Connecticut’s unfunded state employee pension liability and the abject failure on the part of elected officials here to adequately confront it.

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July 19, 2016

Third Wall Street Firm Downgrades Connecticut’s Bonds

by Christine Stuart | July 19, 2016 5:20pm

shutterstock As of Tuesday, three of the four Wall Street credit rating agencies have downgraded Connecticut’s bonds since May.

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July 15, 2016

OP-ED | UConn’s Alternate Universe

by Terry Cowgill | July 15, 2016 5:30am

Why do smart people do dumb things? I ask myself that very question every time I do something stupid, which fortunately isn’t that often. But UConn President Susan Herbst, a successful college administrator who holds a Ph.D. in communication theory and research from the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication, has really taken the concept to new level.

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July 14, 2016

Connecticut Drops 10 Spots In National Survey on Business Rankings

by Cara Rosner | July 14, 2016 10:30am

Connecticut is 43rd in the nation in CNBC’s 2016 Top States for Business rankings, sliding 10 spots from last year.

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July 12, 2016

Malloy Defends Borrowing, Calls It An Investment

by Christine Stuart | July 12, 2016 12:53pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made no apologies for borrowing $188.6 million for a variety of projects, including a bronze statute of the late Walter ‘Doc’ Hurley and a monument to the 65th Infantry Regiment known as the Borinqueneers.

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July 11, 2016

State Borrowing Poised To Climb to $2.1B For The Year

by Christine Stuart | July 11, 2016 3:00pm

Christine Stuart photo The state Bond Commission is poised to borrow $188.6 million Tuesday for a number of projects, including $1 million for improvements to the Connecticut Tennis Center in New Haven.

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July 8, 2016

OP-ED | Will Black Rock Pull A Blexit? Don’t Bet On It

by Terry Cowgill | July 8, 2016 5:30am

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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.

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June 28, 2016

Mixed Messages Sent Over Connecticut’s Exploration of A Mileage Tax

by Christine Stuart | June 28, 2016 10:30am

Douglas Healey file photo Connecticut Republican lawmakers were surprised to read the Washington Post this weekend and learn that as a member of the I-95 Corridor Coalition, Connecticut has applied for a federal grant to launch a pilot program for a mileage tax.

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June 27, 2016

Connecticut’s Interstates Among Most Congested In Country

by Christine Stuart | June 27, 2016 12:02pm

shutterstock Connecticut’s highways are among the busiest and most congested in the nation, according to a new report released by TRIP, a national transportation organization.

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June 16, 2016

Tax Attorneys Skeptical of Election Year Budget

by Cara Rosner | June 16, 2016 10:40am

Courtesy of CT-N Connecticut businesses were spared from “sweeping” tax increases in the latest state budget, but should expect to see tax hikes at the municipal level, according to tax attorneys.

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