by Jack Kramer | Jan 16, 2019 12:21pm
Posted to: Town News | Labor | Local Politics | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes
PLANTSVILLE, CT — The timing of municipal aid and who should be responsible for funding the Teacher Retirement System were primary topics of discussion between legislative leaders and municipal officials at the annual Council of Small Towns (COST) meeting Wednesday.
Continue reading "Fiscal Deadlines and Teachers’ Retirement Fund Top Agenda" »
by Jack Kramer | Dec 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Agriculture | The Economy | Town News | Groton | Mansfield-Storrs | Meriden | New Haven | Newington | Stamford | Torrington | Westport | Windham
HARTFORD, CT — There will be nine new dispensaries in New Haven, Westport, Stamford, Torrington, Meriden, Groton, Newington, Mansfield, and Windham to serve the state’s growing medical marijuana program.
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by Christine Stuart | Dec 10, 2018 8:28pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford | Convention Center | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — There was no keynote speaker at the Democratic Party’s biggest fundraiser of the year, but maybe it wasn’t necessary.
Continue reading "Questions Linger About Who Will Lead Democratic Party’s Political Operation" »
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 CCM would like to see these mandates fully funded by the state at minimum or repealed altogether, but these measures fight symptoms rather than the cause.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 Christine Stuart | Nov 8, 2018 6:48am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Election Policy | Town News | Local Politics | Media Matters
HARTFORD, CT — Early Wednesday morning, both the Republican and Democratic gubernatorial campaigns sent their supporters home without knowing the outcome of the election because several towns, including New Haven, had still not reported their results.
Continue reading "Connecticut Continues To Lag In Election Results Reporting" »
by Susan Bigelow | Nov 7, 2018 10:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Data | Election 2018 | Town News | Opinion
Somehow, despite the fact that there were over 200,000 more votes cast in the 2018 race for governor as there were in 2014, the geography of Ned Lamont’s narrow win was very much the same as Dan Malloy’s second victory over Tom Foley.
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | Governor 2018: Haven’t We Seen This Map Before?" »
by Christine Stuart | Oct 16, 2018 2:16pm
Posted to: Congress | Town News | Housing
HARTFORD, CT — Homeowners with crumbling foundations will be able to carry back two years and forward 20 years their “net operating loss” from repairing their foundations, according to new IRS guidance.
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 24, 2018 4:30am
Posted to: Congress | Election 2018 | Town News | Hartford
HARTFORD, CT — In August they helped organize a rally with kids from Parkland, Florida to make sure “no special interest group or political agenda is more critical than the timely passage of legislation to effectively address the gun violence issues.”
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by Christine Stuart | Sep 20, 2018 2:00pm
Posted to: Economic Development | Town News | Hartford | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — Outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy defended the hundreds of millions of dollars of borrowing the state Bond Commission approved Thursday at what will likely be one of the last Bond Commission meetings of the year.
Continue reading "Handball Courts, Splash Pads, and Grocery Store Among Projects Approved By Bond Commission" »
by Jack Kramer | Sep 20, 2018 11:51am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT—More than 300 bridges in Connecticut are in need of repair, according to a new report released Thursday.
Continue reading "Report: Hundreds of State Bridges Need Repair" »