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Fundraising deadline looms to save Winterfest

Patricia Daddona |

With only seven days left to raise $200,000 to fund Winterfest, a crowdfunding campaign has raised $144,335 to save the months-long free ice skating and holiday events program, organizers say.

State analysis: First Five Plus has created nearly 3,800 jobs

Patricia Daddona |

Thirteen companies have created 3,759 Connecticut jobs and invested nearly $1.3 billion in both new infrastructure and the workforce, according to the state's analysis of its First Five Plus jobs...

Bronin rejects Yard Goats owner's offer to finance Hartford ballpark completion

Patricia Daddona |

The owner of the Hartford Yard Goats has told the city of Hartford in writing that he would help finance completion of Dunkin' Donuts Park so the team can have a home next season. But Mayor Luke...

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.

OPM projects early $200K budget surplus, $1M for transportation fund

The governor's budget office has projected a $200,000 surplus from operations for the General Fund for the 2017 fiscal year that began July 1, and assumed a $1 million balance for the Special...

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...

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.

CT Green Guide publishes fall 2016 issue

The fall issue of Connecticut Green Guide magazine profiles the winners of the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection's GreenCircle Awards. We also take a look at a fledgling Connecticut...

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.

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