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Gubernatorial race should focus on substance over style

Connecticut voters looking for pizzazz in their gubernatorial candidates this year will be woefully disappointed.

Feds OK all 72 CT ‘opportunity zones’

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut has won federal approval of its 72 “opportunity zones'' (OZs) statewide, making them eligible to lure tax-favored private investment to improve housing and jobs in the neediest...

Law allows municipal charities


Legislation aimed at giving Connecticut residents options to work around federal tax law restrictions contains a controversial provision that experts and municipal leaders say could lead to...

DeLauro: Cut farm bill handouts to the wealthy, not food stamps


The U.S. House is about to vote on a farm bill that will reduce eligibility for food stamps, a move that has caused a partisan split, with most Democratic lawmakers opposing the legislation.

Eversource eyes Sunday restoration following 4 tornadoes

Joe Cooper |

Utility customers in four communities hit by separate tornadoes on Tuesday are expected to have power restored by Sunday as Eversource crews work to repair 91 miles of downed electric lines, the...

With new budget in place, Malloy cancels rail, bus fare hikes


Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has canceled planned rail and bus fare hikes now that legislators have adopted a new budget with added resources for the Special Transportation Fund.

CT lost 1,400 jobs in April; unemployment flat at 4.5%

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's unemployment rate held steady at 4.5 percent in April even though the state lost 1,400 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

CT worker's-comp assessment falls anew

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's treasurer says her office's prudent oversight of a pool to compensate workers hurt on the job has resulted in a lower assessment that will save employers $102 million in fiscal 2019.

Hartford's CRT pays $362K civil settlement

Gregory Seay |

Hartford support nonprofit Community Renewal Team (CRT) and its CEO have paid $362,000 to settle six-year-old state and federal civil claims that they mismanaged grant money, some of it pilfered by a...

Blumenthal, Murphy win on net neutrality vote, but House approval unlikely


The Senate on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration's plan to overturn so-called net neutrality rules, which mandate that internet providers give consumers access to content on an equal basis,...

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