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GOP pension reforms dropped as CT leaders aim for budget deal today

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

State legislative leaders say they need a tentative, bipartisan deal by mid-afternoon Wednesday to keep alive their hopes of adopting a new state budget next week.

Major consolidation pitched for CT community colleges

JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

The governing board of the state's 12 community colleges on Thursday will be asked to advance a dramatic consolidation plan aimed at sharply reducing the number of administrators working at the...

CT ranks 44th in U.S. tax climate ranking

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut has dropped a rung on the latest business tax climate ladder, according to an assessment from the conservative Tax Foundation.

Budget fight threatens credit for a third of CT municipalities

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

Wall Street issued its loudest warning to date Monday, asserting that Connecticut's budget impasse will threaten credit to nearly one-third of all cities and towns.

Malloy's budget plan maintains tourism marketing funds

Patricia Daddona |

The state's economic development office would keep most of the funding proposed in a previous Democratic spending plan as part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's newly released $37 billion budget proposal.

Malloy counters with 'lean, no-frills, no-nonsense' budget

KEITH M. PHANEUF, MARK PAZNIOKAS AND JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR |

In a bid to end Connecticut's budget stalemate and persuade legislators to abandon a legally questionable deferral of contributions to the state's underfunded pension system, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...

Upcoming pickleball tourney expected to boost regional economy

Patricia Daddona |

A regional pickleball tourney scheduled for Oct. 26-29 in Hartford will boost visitation and spending in the area, according to state authorities.

S&P Global downgrades Connecticut outlook

Patricia Daddona |

Connecticut's continued budget gridlock has prompted S&P Global Ratings to revise the state's outlook to negative from stable.

McMahon's Hartford visit solicits small business needs, challenges

Greg Bordonaro |

Taxes, regulations and healthcare costs have long been thorns in the sides of many small businesses in Connecticut and elsewhere, and they are chief complaints Small Business Administration...

Shut out of budget talks, Malloy takes a stroll — to visit the press

MARK PAZNIOKAS AND KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

The languid pace of Connecticut's bipartisan legislative budget talks prompted Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to stretch his legs Thursday. Trailed by staff and security, Malloy strode from his 2nd-floor...

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