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State ends fiscal year with $315.8M deficit

Keith Griffin | 1

The state budget ended its fiscal year with a $315.8 million deficit, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo said Friday. He attributes the deficit to reduced income tax revenues caused by global market...

Riverfest funding ‘too significant’ for crowdfunding

Anthony Branciforte | Journal Inquirer |

A Riverfront Recapture official said that until about two weeks ago, the organization was unaware that Hartford and East Hartford would be cutting funding for this year’s Riverfest.

Newly formed legislative commissions begin operation

Keith Griffin |

Formed as a result of consolidation of several permanent commissions due to budget cuts, the newly formed Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) begins operation today along with the...

MDC awards $279.4M tunnel project

Keith Griffin |

As part of its Clean Water Project, the MDC awarded a contract to construct the South Hartford Conveyance and Storage Tunnel to Kenny / Obayashi, a joint venture of two companies with extensive...

Science Center CEO tapped to be new Regents chair

Connecticut Science Center CEO Matt Fleury has been named the new chairman of the Board of Regents for Higher Education. Its incumbent Nicholas M. Donofrio stepped down after completing a four-year...

Hartford ranked 47th for car buying ability

A new study says Hartford residents are ranked 47th out of the nation’s top 50 cities in their ability to buy a new car.

What the new state tax changes mean

For this week's Friday Focus, we feature a Q&A on tax changes coming starting July 1 because of the new state budget.

PURA reversal is win for Yale, other major facilities

Matt Pilon |

Yale University has successfully appealed a state regulator's 2015 decision to deny it natural gas incentives for a combined-heat-and-power plant on its campus in New Haven.

$7.9M for 14 towns' brownfield cleanup

Gregory Seay |

Fourteen Connecticut communities – including Hartford – have qualified for $7.9 million in state grants to assess and remediate 187 acres of brownfield sites within their borders into...

Bradley pulls 1 of 3 casino applications

By Harlan Levy, Journal Inquirer |

After months of negotiations with the state’s two federally recognized tribes on its bid to locate a casino at Bradley International Airport, the Connecticut Airport Authority on Wednesday...

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