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State budget surplus estimates rise again this month

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

The state’s general fund is expected to have an operating surplus of $461.9 million, which will help push budget reserves to nearly $2.3 billion by the end of the fiscal year, Office of Policy...

Economists aren't the only ones worried about a recession. Investors are, too


A growing number of economists predict that the United States will experience a recession sometime later this year or in 2020. Investors are starting to worry about a downturn, too.

Bronin's campaign kickoff scheduled for Tuesday

Matt Pilon |

Democrat Luke Bronin said he will announce his bid for a second term as Hartford's mayor on Tuesday.

Feds: CT union membership dips slightly

Joe Cooper |

Union membership and representation in Connecticut fell slightly in 2018, mirroring modest declines recorded nationally, according to federal officials.

Survey: Optimism for CT’s business climate steady; job concerns persist

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut residents remain optimistic about the state's business conditions, but they have concerns about employment opportunities, a new survey found.

CT Insurance Dept. recoups $8M for policyholders, taxpayers

Joe Cooper |

The Connecticut Insurance Department said it recovered nearly $8 million for policyholders and taxpayers in 2018, according to Acting Commissioner Paul Lombardo.

CT alerts on bankrupt retailers

Gregory Seay |

Two of Connecticut's state consumer watchdogs are urging holders to redeem as soon as possible any unused gift cards or store credits issued from several bankrupt retailers.

Recreational pot would be a boon to CT economy, real estate

Luke Massirio and Daniel Glissman |

Connecticut is uniquely positioned to implement an adult recreational cannabis program quickly and efficiently.

Economic priorities for Congress in the New Year

James T. Brett |

As the 116th Congress commences this month, it does so with a daunting to-do list.

Can Lamont reinvent Connecticut?

Roy Occhiogrosso |

In his recent State of the State speech, Gov. Ned Lamont said: “What I love about America is that in every generation we get a chance to reinvent ourselves, and every election gives us a fresh...

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