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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.

Paralegal convicted of stealing from employer sentenced for gambling again

Patricia Daddona |

An Ellington paralegal who served time in federal prison for stealing more than $1.7 million from her South Windsor employer to support a gambling habit has been convicted to two months in prison for...

Connecticut on track to meet year-end goal of ending chronic homelessness

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is expected to meet its goal of ending chronic homelessness by year's end, based on current data projections shared at an event Monday highlighting the news in Hartford.

Malloy's low approval rating linked to state economic woes, magazine reports

Patricia Daddona |

The state of Connecticut's economic performance is ranked 42nd in the nation, according to Governing Magazine, and that poor showing has a connection to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's low, 29-percent...

Hops making a comeback in Connecticut

Nicholas Leahey | Journal Inquirer |

Hidden in plain sight on a farm just off Interstate 91 in Windsor sits one of two Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Stations, where a combination of...

CT, NY construction industries offer least economic impact in U.S.

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut and New York’s private construction industries last year offered the least economic impact when measured as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP) than any other...

Malloy restores watchdog agency funding cuts

Patricia Daddona |

State officials have decided to release $183,000 for three watchdog agencies, a matter the Republican Senate minority leader said Monday he could examine next session to ensure funding is protected.

Working Families promises another attempt at low-wage bill

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut Working Families on Friday launched a petition asking Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to support a bill that would make large corporations pay a fee for employing low-wage workers.

CT student test scores up

Patricia Daddona |

Preliminary 2016 Smarter Balanced test results show increases of more than 3 percent in both English language arts and math, according to the Connecticut Department of Education.

Board member leaves CÜR Media

Patricia Daddona |

Sanjan Dhody, a member of the board of directors of CÜR Media, has resigned, the Glastonbury company disclosed.

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