April 14, 2016
by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2016 1:08pm
February 18, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 18, 2016 2:58pm
Lawmakers were surprised to learn this week that the $13 million increase in nursing home funds approved last June has yet to be dispersed to about 230 nursing homes.
February 10, 2016
by Christine Stuart | February 10, 2016 5:28pm
A new coalition of labor, community and civil rights groups said they don’t accept the premise of the new economic reality Gov. Dannel P. Malloy laid out in his State of the State address one week ago.
September 3, 2015
by Christine Stuart | September 3, 2015 5:30am
State Rep. Brandon McGee, D-Hartford, is being thanked with a glossy mailer from a special interest group that has spent more than $1.1 million this year lobbying lawmakers and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to make sure two new charter schools were included in the state budget.
July 17, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am
I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.
This can’t go on.
Tags: Windsor, budget, towns, municipal spending, alliance districts, referendum, Susan Bigelow, dh
July 6, 2015
by Luke Foster | July 6, 2015 5:30am
Counting prisoners as residents of the city where they are incarcerated instead of where they actually live creates inaccurate legislative representation, and one organization is trying to raise awareness of the issue in Connecticut.
May 4, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | May 4, 2015 3:37pm
Connecticut State Police joined troopers from throughout New England on Monday as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy kicked off a 5-day regional speeding crackdown at a commuter parking lot in Windsor.
April 22, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 5:30am
The East Windsor Board of Selectman unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow town staff and First Selectwoman Denise Menard to explore the possibility of locating a casino in their town.
Tags: East Windsor, Jason Bowsza, casino, two tribes, I-91 corridor, Windsor, Enfield, Massachusetts, casino, MGM Springfield, dh
April 19, 2015
by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm
Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.
So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.
April 6, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 9:54pm