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Industry pans Lamont's bid to tax professional services

Joe Cooper |

The accounting industry was one of the first industry groups on Wednesday to slam Gov. Ned Lamont's budget proposal that dramatically broadens Connecticut's sales tax on professional services.

Permanent performance stage pitched for Elizabeth Park

Joe Cooper |

A permanent performance and ceremony stage is being plotted for West Hartford's Elizabeth Park.

CVS’ 4Q revenue hike offset by struggling long-term care unit

Joe Cooper |

CVS Health, which recently acquired Hartford health insurer Aetna, on Wednesday said its higher fourth-quarter revenues were squandered by a $2.2 billion charge against its long-term care business.

Lamont presents $43 billion, two-year plan to legislators

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a $43 billion, two-year state budget Wednesday that lays the groundwork for tolls, shifts more pension debt onto future taxpayers, deals another blow to hospitals, but also...

Chase Bank to open first area branch

Katherine Eastman | Journal Inquirer |

JPMorgan Chase Bank is poised to open its first branch in north-central Connecticut in South Windsor's Evergreen Walk area.

Hartford Times Bldg. gets first storefront tenant

Joe Cooper |

The former Hartford Times Building has its first brick-and-mortar tenant.

Lamont seeks major giveback from retired state workers

Keith Phaneuf | CT Mirror |

Gov. Ned Lamont will seek concessions that could reduce pension benefits to retired state employees by more than $300 million per year — an unprecedented move that was immediately met with...

CSCU lobbies spending panel ahead of Lamont's budget

Matt Pilon |

One day ahead of the release of Gov. Ned Lamont's inaugural budget, Connecticut's university and community college system aims to sell lawmakers on its economic worth to the state.

Boys & Girls Clubs eyes Burr School lot for $20M Hartford facility

Joe Cooper |

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hartford (BGCH) has identified a lot behind the former Alfred E. Burr Elementary School to house its new $20 million recreation facility in the city's South End.

CT’s window to rake in big bucks from pot could be closing

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT Mirror |

Proponents of legalizing recreational marijuana estimate Connecticut could make roughly $160 million a year by taxing sales of the drug.

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