Herbst says UConn's mission hurt by budget cuts

UConn President Susan Herbst traveled to the legislative office building Wednesday morning to plead for more funding for her institution.

Seized animals on road to recovery

The state Dept. of Agriculture is reporting 30 horses and numerous other animals at Fairy Tail Equine in East Hampton seized last week are on the road to recovery. It’s seeking donations for...

Two-thirds of businesses expect high costs from computer breaches

A new report from a Bloomfield risk management company finds that 65 percent of decision makers expect to suffer an information security breach – at an average cost of almost $ 1 million.

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CT grants $15M to nonprofit providers

Thirty-four nonprofit providers in 26 municipalities will share $15 million in grants as part of Connecticut’s Nonprofit Grant Program, Gov. Dannel Malloy announced today.

UTC gets Boeing contract for landing gear

UTC Aerospace Systems has been selected by Boeing to continue to provide landing gear in support of the U.S. Air Force fleet.

Bear’s Smokehouse BBQ coming to Dunkin’ Donuts Park

Bear’s Smokehouse Barbecue is coming to Dunkin’ Donuts Park. The Hartford BBQ restaurant will be the sponsor of the Yard Goats left field barbecue deck.

Lembo wants checkbook accountability for budgets

Comptroller Kevin Lembo has called on all of Connecticut’s quasi-public agencies to voluntarily provide his office with checkbook-level financial data annually.

JCJ Architecture joins national education collaborative

JCJ Architecture has joined forces with the American Architectural Foundation's Center for the Advancement of Architecture to support its national Design for Learning initiative.

50 Cent’s Farmington mansion among top 10 most popular

A Farmington mansion owned by rapper 50 Cent is one of the 10 most popular in the country, according to an online real estate purveyor.

Disney stock slips despite record quarter, 'uptick' in ESPN

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Disney's most important brand, ESPN, saw an increase in subscribers but it wasn't enough to please Wall Street on Tuesday.

Duff revives Tesla bill for direct sale to consumers

As expected, electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla is getting another shot to convince the legislature to allow it to bypass dealerships and sell cars directly to consumers.

Nine biz groups call on Malloy to use their expertise

Nine Connecticut business groups are urging Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to use their expertise to improve the state's economy and government services.

Auditors flag ECSU’s lease with foundation

State auditors have flagged what they describe as questionable office-lease payments from Eastern Connecticut State University to its private foundation.


Largest lobbying firms in Connecticut

Ranked by number of registered clients as of Jan. 2016

RankFirmNo. of registered clients
1Gaffney, Bennett and Associates Inc.70
2Capitol Strategies Group LLC49
3Gallo & Robinson LLC38
4Murtha Cullina LLP Government Affairs Group38
5Hughes & Cronin Public Affairs Strategies Inc.37

Sources: Connecticut Office of State Ethics, individual firms and their websites.

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