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State workers to finish voting today on concessions deal


Voting by unionized state workers will end today on the tentative concessions deal reached on May 23 with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. More than 40,000 workers were eligible to cast ballots.

S&P: CT's debt making it tough to fund transportation improvements

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut is one of three states in which debt service expenditures are at high levels, making it a challenge to fund transportation improvements that can lead to economic growth, according to a...

State agency letting workers take excessive paid leave, auditors find

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

Dozens of Connecticut Department of Developmental Services employees have been on administrative leave with pay for excessive periods of time, including one who has been on leave since 2014 and been...

Malloy would cut town aid, early childhood ed to patch budget hole


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recommended deeper cuts to municipal aid and elimination of an early childhood education program to help close a $121 million hole in his latest budget proposal for this fiscal...

As Hartford's downgraded, Bronin says 'all stakeholders' must solve city's fiscal crisis

Patricia Daddona |

It's been a rough week for the city of Hartford, which has received downgrades from two prominent ratings agencies, but the city's mayor remains undaunted.

Boughton: Income tax phase-out is one piece of 10-year plan


As he explores seeking the Republican nomination for governor in 2018, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is standing out in a crowded field by testing a message not seriously proffered in two decades: a...

Malloy recognizes his budget proposal is $121M out of balance


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said repeatedly that all of the budgets legislative caucuses have proposed are so flawed he would veto them.

Foodshare selects Hospital for Special Care exec as next CEO

Bloomfield nonprofit Foodshare has named Jason Jakubowski president & CEO effective July 31, following a nationwide search.

Hartford's S&P Global rating reduced to 'junk' status

Patricia Daddona |

S&P Global Ratings has downgraded Hartford debt to junk bond status.

CT climbs in rankings of top states for business

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut has climbed 10 spots to rank 33rd in CNBC's 2017 ranking of top states for business. The improved ranking was largely a result of better scores for education and the workforce.

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