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Here are CBIA's policy recommendations for CT's General Assembly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's largest business lobby has laid out a dozen policy priorities it has for this year's legislative session centered on creating a more business-friendly environment.

The shutdown is coming at the worst time for the economy


None of the 21 government shutdowns since 1976 made a real dent in the economy --- purchases were simply delayed until the government re-opened and federal workers regained their lost wages.

Bradley airport workers feeling shutdown pain


Adrian Pellot and his wife Sarah Small are among the roughly 150 Transportation Security Administration agents at Bradley International Airport who missed their first paycheck last week, and the...

W. Hartford OKs $60M convent redo into apartments

Gregory Seay |

West Hartford late Tuesday approved a rescaled, $60 million plan to remake a convent property into 330 living units on the Hartford border.

A day of pomp for Lamont, then the talent hunt resumes


Ned Lamont takes office as Connecticut's 89th governor this afternoon having settled on nominees for all but 10 of the 28 positions that are classified under state law as agency heads subject to...

CT Convention & Sports Bureau taps Murdock as president

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's official meetings, sports event sales and marketing organization has promoted its director of sports marketing as president.

Manchester dangles downtown redevelopment carrot

Gregory Seay |

Manchester is offering no-interest loans of $25,000 to $250,000 to entrepreneurs and landlords who invest in improving their downtown commercial spaces.

Bloomfield's Heirloom apts. sold at $61M

Gregory Seay |

Heirloom Flats, Bloomfield's newest 215-unit luxury apartment community that debuted barely a year ago, has been sold to a New York investor for $61 million, town officials say.

Lt. Gov.-elect Bysiewicz names 5 staffers

Joe Cooper |

Susan Bysiewicz, Connecticut's incoming lieutenant governor, on Monday tapped five key staff to her office.

No surprise. This is not a governor to go gentle


As time runs out on his elective career, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is not exactly raging against the dying of the light. But he’s not one to go gentle, either. Some parting words about public...

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