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.

Malloy eyes new law to speed DMV service

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is proposing legislation that would speed up service at the state Department of Motor Vehicles but it's already running into opposition.

CT foreclosures fell in ‘15

Connecticut’s foreclosure inventory rate still tops the national average, but the numbers dropped significantly from 2014.

 
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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.

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.

CT most expensive state to say, ‘I do’

A new study claims Connecticut is the most expensive state in the union to throw a wedding.

DEEP has new standards for private dams

The state DEEP has moved to fully implement provisions of a state law requiring owners of privately held dams to take more responsibility for them.

Pastore & Dailey opens Boston law office

The Glastonbury law firm of Pastore & Dailey has opened a Boston office.

$500K to Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster

The U.S. Economic Development Administration has awarded a $500,000 grant to establish a Quiet Corner Innovation Cluster in Connecticut’s northeastern section.

DECD highlights business helped in annual report

The state Department of Economic and Community Development is lauding its job-creation and job-retention efforts as well as return on investment in its 2015 annual report.

CT firm’s big hand in Super Bowl security

Wallingford-based Mutualink was part of the massive security organization for Sunday’s Super Bowl 50 in California’s Bay Area.

Why the Nasdaq is on the verge of a bear market

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Former high-flying tech stocks Amazon, Netflix and Tesla are crashing back to earth. All three stocks are down at least 27 percent this year and a host of other tech stocks have fared far worse.

Access Health CT hits record enrollment

Access Health CT announced today that 61,000 residents enrolled in either its exchange or Medicare for the first time during open enrollment.

 
 
 
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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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