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CT's voter turnout sets record

Patricia Daddona |

More than 1.6 million Connecticut residents, just under 77 percent of eligible voters, turned out for the November election, a figure Secretary of the State Denise Merrill called...

Lawmakers mourn passing of longtime state Rep. Betty Boukus

Patricia Daddona |

Rep. Betty Boukus (D-Plainville) the state bonding chair, died Friday at age 73 after serving 22 years in the legislature, according to lawmakers.

Transit study says improvement feasible

Joseph T. O’Leary | Journal Inquirer |

A few key changes, including a focus on the Buckland commuter lot, could lead to big improvements in bus service in Manchester, planners said Tuesday.

Wells Fargo bows to CT's transparency call

Gregory Seay |

Wells Fargo Bank has acquiesced to calls from the state of Connecticut and other investors for more transparency and accountability by taking steps to seat an independent non-executive to chair its...

Judge approves Hartford ballpark mediation agreement

Patricia Daddona |

EDITOR'S NOTE: This story has been updated to reflect action by the court on Friday.

At 99, two Marys leave volunteerism legacy at Johnson Memorial

David Medina |

They're both named Mary.

Verde moves 'heaven and earth' to help patients

Natalie Missakian |

Kathy Noone was new to her job at St. Francis Hospital a few years back when Patricia Verde came to her office, visibly upset about a colon cancer patient. The woman, Verde discovered, had been...

Life experiences shape Finck's desire to care for children

Natalie Missakian |

As a pediatric surgeon, Dr. Christine Finck sees her share of babies born with esophageal atresia, a defect where the tube between the mouth and stomach fails to connect. Connecticut Children's...

CT panel supports $15 minimum wage

Patricia Daddona |

The Connecticut Low Wage Employer Advisory Board has recommended raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour "gradually and over a reasonable period of time," according to a report released Thursday.

Lembo: State budget $82.3M short, but in flux

Patricia Daddona |

Comptroller Kevin Lembo Thursday projected a fiscal 2017 deficit of $82.3 million, but noted the largest potential offset from tax collections are due in the next two months.

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