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Malloy: CT budget back in black - but barely

Keith M. Phaneuf | Connecticut Mirror |

State government’s finances are back in the black — albeit by a razor thin margin — according to new estimates released Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

Justin Clark named to White House staff

Mark Pazniokas | Connecticut Mirror |

Justin Clark, a Republican lawyer from West Hartford who was deputy national political director of Donald J. Trump's presidential campaign, was named Thursday as a deputy assistant to the president...

Lembo resurrects bill to toughen economic incentive oversight

Patricia Daddona |

Comptroller Kevin Lembo is resurrecting a bill aimed at improving the state's analysis economic incentives -- a bill Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year.

Manchester touts $86.4M in construction in 2016

Joseph T. O’Leary | Journal Inquirer |

Manchester experienced success with business growth and economic expansion in 2016, the town’s director of planning and economic development said in a report released this week.

CT exchange wants to require broker commissions for health plans

Arielle Levin Becker | Connecticut Mirror |

Officials at Connecticut's health insurance exchange want to require insurance companies that sell health plans through the marketplace to pay commissions to agents and brokers next year, a move...

New site eyed for third casino in Windsor Locks

Patricia Daddona |

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribes on Thursday said they will meet with the public Jan. 26 to discuss two potential sites for a third casino in Windsor Locks -- one at Bradley International...

CT plans for VW settlement

Matt Pilon |

The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a draft plan outlining what it hopes to achieve with nearly $52 million in funds resulting from legal settlements involving emissions...

CT Dec. jobless rate lowest in 8 1/2 years

Gregory Seay | 1

Connecticut shed 1,700 jobs in December but unemployment still finished the year lower than a year ago, state labor data shows.

CT’s ‘e-regs’ tracking system recognized

Connecticut’s “eRegulations” system has been recognized by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University,...

Anthem extends deadline for buying Cigna

Patricia Daddona |

Anthem Inc. said Thursday it has extended the deadline for its acquisition of Bloomfield insurer Cigna through April 30 while the U.S. government's lawsuit to stop the deal proceeds in federal court.

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