April 19, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 19, 2013 9:30am
An accountant and an economist tossed cold water on Connecticut’s financial outlook this week when they released a report detailing the “deep fiscal hole” policymakers have dug the state into over the past few decades.
April 18, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2013 12:29pm
April 9, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 9, 2013 1:30pm
April 2, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 2, 2013 12:00pm
Last week, Connecticut Light & Power officials asked regulators to allow them to increase their rates to recover $414 million for five major storms over the last two years, including Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snow storm, which caused power outages that lasted more than a week for some customers and led to widespread criticism of the utility.
Tags: cl&p, utility, storm response, Nor'easter, Irene, tropical storm, consumers, ratepayers, Connecticut, petitions, outrage, dh
by Hugh McQuaid | April 2, 2013 5:30am
Despite self-regulating efforts by the indoor tanning industry, the Public Health Committee moved forward Monday with SB 872, legislation banning the use of tanning devices for anyone under the age of 18.
March 29, 2013
by Heath W. Fahle | March 29, 2013 9:45pm
A testy exchange with a Fox Business host this week highlighted the ongoing feud between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and all those who would criticize the economic development strategy he has championed as governor. The spat offers at least two lessons for observers of Connecticut’s political scene.
Tags: Dan Malloy, economic development, governor, budget, heath w. fahle, dh
March 22, 2013
by Sarah Darer Littman | March 22, 2013 11:00am
Earlier this week, Rae Ann Knopf of the Connecticut Council for Education Reform wrote an op-ed opposing raised bill SB 1097, urging Connecticut to “stay strong” in support of the so-called Big Six corporate education reform agenda. Other than a lot of dramatic hyperbole, she neglected to actually say much about what was the matter with the bill.
Tags: CCER, Teacher Evaluations, SB1097, Sarah Darer Littman, VAM, MET, Thomas Scarice, Madison, PEAC, Big Six, JoAnn Bartoletti, NASSP, RTTT, dh
March 18, 2013
by Megan Merrigan | March 18, 2013 5:30am
Jerry Greenfield, the “Jerry” in Ben & Jerry’s, hosted an ice cream social at the State Capitol on Friday, but he wasn’t just there to promote his product. Greenfield was here to support a bill that requires foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such.
March 15, 2013
by Christine Stuart | March 15, 2013 6:05pm
by Christine Stuart | March 15, 2013 11:59am