May 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am
by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 12:26am
The Senate sent a bill to the House that expands workers’ compensation coverage for police and firefighters, but it’s unclear if the lower chamber has the votes to pass it.
May 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 11:35pm
A majority of Senators felt that the benefits of allowing Connecticut’s two federally recognized tribes to open up one casino north of Hartford would outweigh the risks recently outlined by Attorney General George Jepsen’s office.
Tags: casino, gambling, MGM, Mohegan, Mashantucket, George Jepsen, dh
by Christine Stuart | May 20, 2015 12:52pm
May 19, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 19, 2015 5:30am
What has been described as an expensive, disastrous effort to consolidate state police dispatch operations has come to an end.
Responding to a chorus of complaints from citizens, police, and lawmakers about increased response times and spiraling public confidence, Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner Dora Schriro on Monday announced plans to put dispatch operations back to the way they were before the consolidation that began under her predecessor.
May 18, 2015
by Joe DeLong | May 18, 2015 6:45pm
While other factors have significance, quality of life issues are the most important factors residents and businesses weigh when determining whether to relocate to or remain in a state.
Factors such as quality schools, an educated workforce, safe neighborhoods, reasonable property taxes, and safe and reliable roads and bridges top the list of residents’ and employers’ “must haves.” In addition, all residents believe that laying the foundation for a world-class education, police and fire services, and safe roads are core government services. No government service is placed above them. These are the services towns and cities provide — which is why the state budget and aid to towns and cities is so critical for the future of our state.
Tags: state budget, municipalities, Joe DeLong, CCM, dh
by Elizabeth Regan | May 18, 2015 3:39pm
May 15, 2015
by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am
May 13, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm
May 11, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 11, 2015 5:30am
A bill that addresses rising property taxes by giving municipalities more freedom in crafting their education budgets is on its way to the Senate after unanimous approval from the House of Representatives last week.