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CT Green Bank violated contract awarding, reporting laws

The Connecticut Clean Energy Finance & Investment Authority failed to fulfill its legal requirements on awarding contracts and reporting its progress to the legislature, according to an audit report...

Conning: CT credit quality climbs 4 spots

After being ranked dead last in the country a year ago and 49th in May, Connecticut's credit ranking has improved to 45th, according to Conning's 'State of the States' ranking.

CT loses $8.5B of federal taxes paid

Of the total amount of federal taxes Connecticut businesses and individuals pay each year, the federal government only returns approximately 83 percent in the form of contracts, payroll, grants and...

OPM: CT has $99.5 million FY15 deficit

The state budget for the current fiscal year is running a $99.5 million deficit, according to a report released Friday by the Office of Policy Management.

State needs less regulation

Editor's Note: This online commentary was submitted in response to HBJ's Nov. 10 print story "State broadens efforts to eradicate CT's underground economy."

A new champion for election reform is coming

Ray Hackett |

State Sen. John McKinney (R-Fairfield) has plans for next year when he leaves the General Assembly.

More slots won’t heal CT’s ailing gaming industry

As the gaming industry faces an intense wave of new competition, Connecticut casinos and state lawmakers are talking about the need to add new gambling sites in the state to protect market share.

Ride-sharing expands into Hartford despite legal challenge

Brad Kane |

A federal lawsuit aiming to block two out-of-state ride-sharing companies from operating in the state hasn't stopped the expansion of mobile app-based transportation services in Connecticut,...

How green is CT business?

The Winter edition of the Connecticut Green Guide delves deep into the sustainable business community's strengths and weakness, ranging from energy efficiency to public transit usage.

CI to replenish programs with $35M bond allocation

The state's Bond Commission, which cancelled several monthly meetings before Election Day, has called a special meeting next week to authorize approximately $267 million in general obligation bond...

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