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CT promotes medical marijuana research

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's Medical Marijuana Program is accepting applications for research proposals starting Oct. 1.

Aer Lingus' Bradley-to-Ireland nonstop takes flight

Aer Lingus' nonstop flight from Bradley International Airport to Dublin, Ireland begins Wednesday, a long-awaited debut aimed at furthering trans-Atlantic travel for Connecticut's business community.

CT experiences steep drop in violent crime

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut had the second largest drop -- 8.5 percent -- in violent crime in 2015 in the country, according to new data released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

CHA looking at legal options following DRS, DSS ruling on hospital tax legality

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

A spokeswoman for the Connecticut Hospital Association said her organization is considering a court challenge to Thursday's ruling by two state agencies that the so-called tax on hospitals is legal.

Election year tax-cut proposals should draw voter skepticism

Election-year politics often bring about grandiose promises from candidates looking to win office and this year is no different.

UConn medical school unveils new curriculum

Q&A talks about the UConn School of Medicine's revised curriculum with Dr. Suzanne Rose, senior associate dean for education.

Eversource holds off on credit reporting pilot

Patricia Daddona |

Eversource is delaying a move to implement monthly credit reporting of residential payment activity, part of a proposed one-year pilot program approved by state regulators in May.

S&P downgrades Hartford's bond ratings

Greg Bordonaro | 1

The city of Hartford received more negative financial news Thursday as ratings agency Standard & Poor’s downgraded several of the city’s bond ratings, citing concerns...

State auditors ask DRS to speed up audits

Patricia Daddona |

The state Department of Revenue Services paid nearly $1 million in interest payments on three tax returns held for audits by failing to review the returns and calculate the interest in a timely way,...

Blumenthal, Murphy unveil federal Green Bank legislation

Matt Pilon |

U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, along with a fellow senator from Rhode Island, on Thursday introduced federal legislation to create a national green bank.

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