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Kiplinger: CT tax policies put state at disadvantage

Patricia Daddona | 1

Connecticut is the third least tax-friendly state in the country, according to Kiplinger.

Audit: Downtown North costs exceed $102M

Patricia Daddona | 2

The city of Hartford's investment in the Downtown North development, which includes construction of the Dunkin' Donuts Park baseball stadium, exceeds $102 million to date, according to an audit from...

Officials evaluating water quality after Southington spill

Matt Pilon |

State officials are advising outdoor enthusiasts to avoid fishing or walking the banks of a stretch of the Quinnipiac River in Southington, following a chemical spill at a manufacturer Wednesday.

DOL publishes new guidance for state IRAs in workplace

Patricia Daddona |

The U.S. Department of Labor on Thursday published a final rule that assists states in creating individual retirement account (IRA) programs for workers without access to such workplace perks.

Yard Goats, city have own plans to finish ballpark

Gregory Seay | 2

The Hartford Yard Goats and the Eastern League say they are proceeding on their own parallel track to finish the $56 million Dunkin' Donuts baseball park in time for the 2017 baseball season.

Fundraising deadline looms to save Winterfest

Patricia Daddona |

With only seven days left to raise $200,000 to fund Winterfest, a crowdfunding campaign has raised $144,335 to save the months-long free ice skating and holiday events program, organizers say.

State analysis: First Five Plus has created nearly 3,800 jobs

Patricia Daddona | 1

Thirteen companies have created 3,759 Connecticut jobs and invested nearly $1.3 billion in both new infrastructure and the workforce, according to the state's analysis of its First Five Plus jobs...

Bronin rejects Yard Goats owner's offer to finance Hartford ballpark completion

Patricia Daddona | 2

The owner of the Hartford Yard Goats has told the city of Hartford in writing that he would help finance completion of Dunkin' Donuts Park so the team can have a home next season. But Mayor Luke...

CT pension plans generate returns above benchmarks

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's largest pension plans outperformed their benchmarks for fiscal year 2016, state Treasurer Denise L. Nappier said this week.

OPM projects early $200K budget surplus, $1M for transportation fund

The governor's budget office has projected a $200,000 surplus from operations for the General Fund for the 2017 fiscal year that began July 1, and assumed a $1 million balance for the Special...

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