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September 20, 2016

Connecticut Offers Stratford-Based Sikorsky Incentives To Stay

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 11:57pm

Courtesy of Gov. Malloy's office The General Assembly will be asked to return to Hartford in the next few weeks to vote on a $220 million deal to ensure Lockheed Martin keeps Sikorsky headquarters in Connecticut for more than a decade.

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House Democrats Try Optimistic, Bipartisan Campaign Message

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 1:45pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD — Democrats who have held the majority in the House of Representatives for 29 years said their message about how to help improve Connecticut’s economy isn’t a partisan one and won’t require a tax increase.

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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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September 16, 2016

OP-ED | Moukawsher: Pundit On The Bench

by Terry Cowgill | September 16, 2016 5:30am

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From his Olympian perch, Hartford Superior Court Judge Thomas G. Moukawsher last week hurled a thunderbolt at just about everyone you could imagine who works in the field of public education.

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September 12, 2016

Municipal Lobby Presses Property Tax Reform

by Christine Stuart | September 12, 2016 1:36pm

Courtesy of CCM based on information from the Tax Foundation (Updated 8 p.m.) No blue ribbon commissions or task forces have been able to inspire state lawmakers to change Connecticut’s tax system, but it doesn’t mean Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby won’t keep trying.

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September 8, 2016

Documents Contradicting Statements About Future Rail Route Emerge Then Disappear

by Jack Kramer | September 8, 2016 5:29am


Two groups opposed to a new high-speed Amtrak rail line through an historic section of Old Lyme are claiming that records they obtained show that recent public hearings are a charade and that approval for the project is a done deal despite opposition.

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September 1, 2016

Murphy Connects To Constituents While Walking Across Connecticut

by Jack Kramer | September 1, 2016 5:30am

Jack Kramer photo U.S. Senator Chris Murphy says he would understand if his fellow senators believe “he might be getting a little showy.”

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August 31, 2016

Survey Finds Roughly 40% of Residents Looking To Leave Connecticut

by Cara Rosner | August 31, 2016 11:59am

Courtesy of InformCT Roughly 40 percent of Connecticut residents say they likely will move out of the state within the next five years — amid concerns about employment, business conditions, and health insurance costs — according to a recent survey.

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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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Police Remind Residents of Safe Internet Exchange Locations

by Jack Kramer | August 30, 2016 12:00pm

Jack Kramer photo A growing number of police departments in the state are using their properties to provide a safe exchange area for residents who buy and sell products on internet websites, especially Craigslist.

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