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Ben Barnes under consideration for higher-education post

KEITH M. PHANEUF AND JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

Ben Barnes, who has overseen Connecticut's budget as the secretary of the Office of Policy and Management from the first days of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration, is on a short list of...

Green Bank hopes carbon credits will jumpstart electric vehicle chargers

Matt Pilon |

In addition to the still relatively high price of an electric vehicle, lack of charging facilities in some areas is a major hurdle to spurring consumer demand for the environmentally friendly cars.

Spurned E. Hfd. lender plans layoffs

Gregory Seay |

An East Hartford financier that assists distressed mortgage borrowers says it plans to lay off as many as 35 Connecticut workers and scrap its headquarters expansion amid a staff-licensing flap with...

Report says pension boards share blame for states' widening debt

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

While past governors legislatures and governors get much of the blame for Connecticut's massive pension debt, a new analysis says politically appointed oversight boards should share the heat both...

The path to economic growth in CT

R. Michael Goman |

We've recently seen the work of something called the Commission on Fiscal Stability and Economic Growth, a taskforce consisting of 14 CEOs who worked on identifying and coming up with solutions to...

The incredibly shrinking community-bank sector

The darker side of merger-and-acquisition activity was on display with the recent announcement that Farmington Bank will shed more than a quarter of its workforce after its $544 million buyout by...

Workforce development funding under threat

Joe Cooper |

Although funding to train opportunity youths and low-skill adults has steadily declined in recent years, Jim Boucher, chief strategy officer for Capital Workforce Partners in Hartford, is growing...

'Untapped' talent engage skills training for better employment

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's untapped talent pool engages skills training for better employment.

Cities, towns vie to test drive CT's autonomous vehicle program

Joe Cooper |

Several cities and towns are vying to test drive the state's autonomous vehicle pilot program.

Could clean energy become an election issue?

Matt Pilon |

A new poll commissioned by the Sierra Club has found strong support for clean and renewable energy among Connecticut voters across the political spectrum.

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