by Michael Freda | Dec 5, 2018 4:55pm
Posted to: Town News | North Haven | Opinion | State Budget
With the election over, and the House and Senate ready to open the legislative session in just over two months, the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM) is ready to start looking what challenges lay ahead for the state of Connecticut, and how that will affect the municipalities.
Unfunded mandates are of perennial concern — we released a primer on the topic in the lead-up to the election, and introduced the topic during the final gubernatorial debate. CCM would like to see these mandates fully funded by the state at minimum or repealed altogether, but these measures fight symptoms rather than the cause.
Continue reading "OP-ED | State Mandates: Fiscal Note Impact Not ‘Potential Minimal’" »
by Jack Kramer | Jun 11, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | Jobs | Transportation | Rail | Berlin | Enfield | Hartford | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | North Haven | Wallingford | West Hartford | Windsor | Windsor Locks
(Updated 11:00 p.m.) HARTFORD, CT — New rail service announcements have become routine as Connecticut’s reliance upon trains has increased over the years, but the debut of the $755 million Hartford Line has brought with it some added buzz.
Continue reading "New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Train Line To Debut" »
by Christine Stuart | May 3, 2018 11:22am
Posted to: Town News | North Haven | Labor | Wall Street
HARTFORD, CT — Local mayors and first selectmen don’t want to be punished for handling their budgets responsibly over the years, and they say what’s in their Rainy Day Fund shouldn’t impact the results of a labor dispute.
Continue reading "Municipal Lobby Makes Final Push To Protect Emergency Reserves From Labor" »
by Jack Kramer | Apr 27, 2017 11:06am
Posted to: Election 2018 | North Haven
NORTH HAVEN, CT — Ending months of speculation, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo announced Thursday he is forming an exploratory committee to run for governor.
Continue reading "Lembo Shaves His Beard, Announces Exploratory Bid For Governor" »
by Elizabeth Regan | Oct 13, 2015 11:52am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | The Economy | Town News | North Haven | Ridgefield | Jobs | Labor | Nonprofits | State Capitol | Transportation
Three statewide advocacy groups with a history of disagreement on many issues have agreed to sit down for an economic summit with the goal of finding common ground, and maybe, just maybe, doing something about it.
Continue reading "Business, Labor and Municipal Groups Announce Collaboration Amid Divisive Political Climate" »
by Hugh McQuaid | Jul 18, 2012 10:47am
Posted to: Jobs | North Haven
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Wednesday the state will be giving $19.1 million in forgivable loans to a joint venture steel product company as the next part of the First Five program. In exchange the new company will create 408 jobs in North Haven over four years.
Continue reading "International Steel Firm Gets State $$ To Grow Jobs" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 23, 2012 1:59pm
Posted to: Election 2012 | Town News | North Haven
Since his defeat in 2010, state Rep. Steve Fontana said he’s done a lot of thinking about why he lost his re-election.
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by State Rep. David Yaccarino | Oct 17, 2011 1:59pm
Posted to: Business | Opinion | North Haven
In the past few weeks, I have toured more than a dozen North Haven businesses and spent hours talking with their owners and employees in an effort to better understand their needs and how my work in the legislature can make a positive impact. While each company has specific needs, there are several things that every employer, large or small, shares. As owner of a small business in North Haven myself, many of their concerns did not come as a shock. However, a few issues kept coming up and I thought they were important to mention.
At the top of the list is the uncertainty Connecticut businesses face with regard to state regulations. . .
Read more of state Rep. David Yaccarino’s Op-Ed in the North Haven News.