| Aug 3, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Marta Delgado has been up for hours cleaning, preparing meals and setting out books for the 6:30 a.m. arrival of her first families. As a day-care provider who watches a dozen children in her Long Beach home, Delgado's schedule is around the clock....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- Economists have slightly lowered their forecast of tax dollars flowing into the state but still project lawmakers to be on track to have at least a $1 billion surplus for the next budget.
Members of the Revenue Estimating Conference...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 3:11 PM
Palm Beach County schools won't be getting a lot of new things in the new school year.
Six aging schools won't get new roofs. Schools won't get much new technology. And Delray Beach won't get a long-anticipated middle school of the arts.
| Aug 1, 2014
| 1:44 PM
The city's tax rate isn't dropping as fast its property values are rising, and that could put a pinch on taxpayers.
The city's total taxable property value increased 10.1 percent this year, the second-highest jump in Broward County. But the city's...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 4:43 PM
It's tempting to criticize Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for granting raises to some 2,000 state employees at a time when there's a lingering private-sector jobs problem in Connecticut — salary stagnation, a paucity of jobs.
But these reasonable salary...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:27 PM
With less than three weeks to go before the Aug. 12 primary, the two Republican candidates for governor continue to spend advertising dollars attacking one another on pocketbook issues.
On Monday, John McKinney released a blistering new television ad...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 3:10 AM
I'm sure you're familiar with the expression "Don't throw the baby out with the bathwater."
A popular forwarded email that began circulating in the late '90s purported to explain the origins of that and other familiar expressions, all dating back to...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:24 PM
A friend sent me the following joke last week. It's mildly risque, so stop reading if you think you'll be offended.
(I added that to ensure everyone will keep reading)
A circus owner runs an ad for a lion tamer and two people show up. One is a retired...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:06 PM
For each budget that I have worked on as Hartford council president, we have had to overcome one major challenge. Our expenses of running city government are greater than the revenues we have coming in to pay for our priorities. Each year, our expenses...
| Jul 24, 2014
| 12:43 PM
It’s always fun to tie two disparate topics together to make one editorial cartoon. Case in point, today’s cartoon about Connecticut’s ever-changing budget surplus estimate and the closing of the beloved roller coaster, the Cyclone, at...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 3:46 PM
For the last four years, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy enjoyed every opportunity for success. He has veto-proof legislative majorities at home and a federal delegation made up entirely of Democrats. In Washington, our governor's party controls the Senate and he...