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Tax commish Sullivan now leads federal tax agency

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan said he has been named the new president of the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA).

Malloy, unions close to tentative $1.6B, two-year concessions deal


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state employee unions stand on the cusp of a concessions deal worth close to $1.6 billion over the next two fiscal years, sources close to the talks said.

CT unemployment debit cards to be replaced soon

Connecticut's Department of Labor says it is replacing unemployment insurance benefit debit cards with a new KeyBank card.

CT's 'bridge bank' finds its stride redeveloping downtown Hartford

Gregory Seay |

For years, the 26-story former Bank of America building at 777 Main St. stood as an empty symbol of downtown Hartford's malaise as a hub for employment and urban living.

Malloy: Only realistic casino expansion option is the tribes'


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy moved forcefully Friday for the first time to focus the legislature's debate on casino expansion, saying the only measure he would consider signing is a bill granting the owners...

Report: CT's property taxes among highest in U.S.

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's property taxes are among the highest in the country, but they pale in comparison to those near New York City and in New Jersey, according to an analysis by the Tax Foundation, a...

Homelessness in CT declines for 3rd year in a row

Patricia Daddona |

Homelessness in Connecticut has decreased for the third consecutive year and is at its lowest level to date, according to a new annual census from the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness.

CT's April jobless rate moves up to 4.9%

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut shed 1,500 jobs in April, pushing the state's jobless rate up a hair, to 4.9 percent, labor authorities say.

Hartford area jobless rate trails national average

Patricia Daddona |

Greater Hartford's unemployment rate continued to exceed the national average in March, according to the latest summary from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Economic incentives oversight bill gets House approval

Patricia Daddona |

A bill aimed at improving Connecticut's analysis of economic incentives to businesses, similar to one Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed last year, has been unanimously approved by the House of...

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