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Free parking, entry at CT state parks this weekend

Connecticut state parks will have free parking and admission this weekend, officials announced.

CL&P, UI rank near bottom in customer satisfaction

The state's two largest utilities, Connecticut Light & Power and United Illuminating, rank near the bottom in the country for residential customer satisfaction, according to California firm J.D.

Five companies split up $54K from CTNext

CTNext, the state-backed entrepreneurial network, said it has awarded $54,000 to five companies, including two in the Greater Hartford area.

State's FY14 surplus increases

Connecticut's estimated budget surplus for the recently completed fiscal year continues to bounce around.

Legislation curtails medication “step therapy”

A bill recently signed into law by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy will tighten rules about how insurance companies can mandate cheaper drugs before agreeing to pay for more expensive drugs, a cost-saving...

Pelto right about CT’s budget woes; wrong on plan to fix them


The statement "truth in politics" can often be considered an oxymoron, which is why it's refreshing that third-party gubernatorial candidate Jonathan Pelto freely admits the...

Art Institute’s costly saga of trying to open in CT

Gregory Seay |

Beneath a partly blue sky on July 9, moving day finally arrived for The Art Institute of Connecticut, the newest outpost in a national chain of for-profit degree campuses, and the two floors it...

Auditors, soldiers’ fund disagree on public transparency

State auditors and administrators of the Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund disagree as to whether the fund is required to post meeting schedules, agendas and minutes online and...

CT: June job gains lower jobless rate to 6.7%


Connecticut employers expanded payrolls for the fifth consecutive month in June, pushing the state jobless rate to a post-recession low 6.7 percent, state labor authorities say.

Jepsen supports Apple price-fixing settlement for eBook consumers

Bernat Ivancsics |

Connecticut Attorney General George Jepsen said on Wednesday he ultimately supports the $400 million settlement proposal between tech-giant Apple and 33 plaintiff states – including Connecticut...

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