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New R&D credit provides startups payroll tax offset

Diane Giordano and Brett McGrath |

The Protecting Americans from Tax Hike Act (PATH) of 2015 introduced many changes related to the research and development (R&D) tax program. One such improvement, known as the payroll tax offset,...

Talent recruitment key threat to CT’s financial-services industry

Q&A talks to James T. Brett, president & CEO of The New England Council, about the current and future state of Connecticut's financial-services sector.

Community banks anxious for Dodd-Frank reforms

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut community banks swept up seven years ago in the Dodd-Frank financial reforms are anxiously waiting to see what emerges from President Donald Trump's demand to review and reform the...

The Bushnell preps for next performance: Realty developer

Gregory Seay |

When Hartford's Bushnell Center for Performing Arts opened in 1930, it was hailed as a “beacon of hope'' amid the Depression underway at the time, according to its online history.

Anthem's pursuit of Cigna still in play, but faces huge hurdles


Anthem's effort to merge with Cigna, which seemed to end with a huge thud when a federal court ruled the $54 billion deal is anti-competitive, may have been given new life – but the odds are...

Legislators look to tolls as gas tax revenue declines

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

State officials were joined Friday by those from Massachusetts to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of bringing electronic tolls to the state's highways during an informational hearing held by the...

Tribes renew pitch for third casino, say they'll name site in days


The tribes running the state's two casinos will announce within days where they want to build a satellite gaming facility in north-central Connecticut, casino leaders announced Thursday.

Bill aims to boost fuel-cell industry

Matt Pilon |

State lawmakers are proposing a bill, backed by Gov. Dannel Malloy, that aims to help the state's fuel-cell industry, which is facing headwinds after a poor showing in a recent renewable energy...

New farmland harvest – solar energy – creating political sparks


Two of Connecticut's well-intentioned environmental policies are coming to a head this year.

CT proposes new medical marijuana conditions coverage

Patricia Daddona |

Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan A. Harris is recommending new conditions be added to medical marijuana program coverage.

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