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Sprint and T-Mobile stocks fall on report that merger could be in trouble


Sprint and T-Mobile have been trying to get married for years. They may have to keep waiting.

Who pays the next CT tax hike? Democrats must answer question soon.


Majority Democratic lawmakers, who’ve flinched at — but not ruled out — tax proposals that fall heaviest on the poor and middle class, face a watershed moment in the next two weeks.

Foxwoods’ March slot revenue down 8%

Joe Cooper |

Foxwoods Resort Casino on Monday said its slot revenues in March fell 8 percent, matching the percentage decrease it recorded in the month prior.

Bronin recommends no tax hikes in budget

Joe Cooper |

Mayor Luke Bronin has proposed a fiscal year 2020 budget that would not raise taxes or rely on borrowed money due in part to the state's long-term debt assistance and flat education spending.

Nursing home workers set May 1 strike deadline


Unionized workers are ramping up pressure on lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont to boost wages and address staffing shortages at nursing homes by threatening to walk off the job on May 1.

Bronin's campaign contributions far outpace mayoral field

Joe Cooper |

Four Democratic candidates vying for Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin's seat raised only a fraction of the $509,661 the 39-year-old incumbent collected during the first quarter.

Stop & Shop workers bullish about reaching labor deal

Joe Cooper |

On their fifth day on strike, Stop & Shop workers in Cromwell were growing optimistic Monday morning that the Mass.-based grocer and its union leaders were making progress on a new multiyear labor...

New taxes spell danger for CT retailers

Tim Phelan |

Once again, Connecticut is at a fork in the road. With less than two months remaining in the legislative session, decisions will soon be made on an array of tax increases actively being considered.

CT must rely more on nonprofits for service delivery

John Horak |

I write frequently about the sad state of Connecticut's nonprofit human-services industry. The members of this industry are “charities” as commonly understood, but “industry”...

Expanding free community college wrong-minded

The free college debate has heated up in Connecticut this year as lawmakers look for ways to reduce the debt burden students face after graduation.

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