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May 5, 2016

Open Space Falls Short Of Super Majority

by Jack Kramer | May 5, 2016 12:54am

CTNewsJunkie file photo A constitutional amendment to bolster the protection of state-owned open space passed the Senate and House before the General Assembly adjourned Wednesday. However, proponents will have to raise the bill again next year in order to get it on the ballot for voters.

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May 2, 2016

Malloy To Come Back To Budget Negotiating Table With Offer

by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2016 9:00am

CTNJ file photo (Updated 12:50 p.m.) After being absent from the budget negotiating table all weekend, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is expected to come back Monday with an offer that restores some education and hospital funding.

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April 27, 2016

Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill

by Steve Majerus-Collins | April 27, 2016 4:27pm

STEVE MAJERUS-COLLINS / ctnewsjunkie A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week.

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April 26, 2016

Bill To Help Firefighters Diagnosed With Cancer Heads To Governor’s Desk

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2016 7:28pm

Christine Stuart photo The Senate joined the House Tuesday in approving a bill that would create a relief fund for firefighters who are diagnosed with certain types of cancer related to their job.

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April 19, 2016

Connecticut Will Offer Real-Time Election Results This November

by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2016 7:44pm

Christine Stuart photo They’ve been working on it for more than five years, but Secretary of the State Denise Merrill said they’ve finished development of a real-time election results reporting system that works for Connecticut.

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April 15, 2016

Municipalities Say Malloy’s Supplemental Budget Will Result In Tax Increases

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2016 2:26pm

Christine Stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s second budget proposal released earlier this week would not only reduce education funding for 139 towns, but it would eliminate most of the money lawmakers set aside last year to reduce local property taxes.

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April 13, 2016

Malloy’s Budget Proposal Eliminates or Reduces Education Funds for 139 Towns

by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2016 3:00pm

shutterstock Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s revised budget zeroes out funding for 28 school districts in Fairfield County and along the shoreline, and reduces funding for another 111 other towns throughout the state.

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April 4, 2016

OP-ED | Building A Brighter Future Through Connecticut Urban Center Investment

by Joe DeLong | April 4, 2016 3:18pm

In 2008 while working in the private sector I was guiding a small company through a major expansion. The company offered high end service and retail products that were under tremendous strain from the national economic recession.

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March 28, 2016

Unions Pan Hartford Mayor’s Bill To Change Financial Oversight

by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2016 4:25pm

Christine Stuart photo With his back to a sea of firefighters in navy blue tee-shirts, Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin told a legislative committee Monday that he needs them to help create on oversight panel that would control labor negotiations because there are no better alternatives to Hartford’s financial woes.

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March 25, 2016

Committee Votes to Nix Sales Tax on Parking Fees at State Parks

by Jack Kramer | March 25, 2016 5:30am

Posted with permission from Sarah L. Hamby Lawmakers on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee unanimously endorsed getting rid of the sales tax on parking fees at state parks.

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