| Dec 31, 2012
| 9:35 AM
The news from Puerto Rico after last November's elections could not have been more clear: "Puerto Rico Approves Statehood," crowed the Washington Post. "Puerto Ricans favor statehood for the first time," read the headline on CNN.com. So nothing seemed...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:10 AM
A new analysis by the New York Times puts the national tab at more than $80 billion a year in state and local taxpayer handouts to businesses. Those include tax breaks, low-interest loans and outright cash giveaways to encourage companies to locate in a...
| Dec 8, 2012
Behind the state Armory in Hartford, workers operate the backhoes and cranes that are carving a two-story retaining wall beside the Amtrak rail line.
Roughly nine miles away, more crews are preparing a new off-ramp from Route 72 up to New Britain's...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 10:36 AM
Connecticut took a "nose dive" to last place in a report assessing the credit quality of all 50 states released Tuesday by Conning, Inc., a Hartford-based asset manager that does financial research for insurers and institutional investors.
| Oct 21, 2012
After a visit to the Connecticut Tool and Manufacturing plant, state Rep. Betty Boukus declared that the state government's drive to retain businesses and train young people for 21st-century manufacturing jobs is paying off.
"These are hard times, and we...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:48 PM
Waterbury isn’t the first place in Connecticut you might associate with marijuana growing. After all, it’s a conservative little city known more for political corruption than the cultivation of high-class weed.
(Both disgraced governor-...
| Mar 9, 2013
| 12:41 PM
As Maryland contemplates passing one of the nation's strictest gun laws, at least seven other states have courted its gun manufacturers, offering tax incentives and open arms elsewhere.
The governor of Texas, West Virginia's House speaker and an Illinois...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 5:06 PM
— MetLife will consolidate operations and shift jobs to North Carolina, where it will build two new campuses in a move aimed at saving hundreds of millions of dollars by 2016.
An undisclosed number of jobs will be slashed in Bloomfield and other...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
It used to be sort of an artistic guerilla movement:
Find an empty urban storefront, take it over (with or without the owner's permission), show the public your latest funky inspiration and create some excitement and color to liven up a sad city...
| Feb 22, 2013
| 12:43 PM
Catherine R. Kane, a Harford County government administrator who earlier had worked for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services, died Feb. 12 from colon cancer at her Bel Air home. She was 65.
"She really was an important part of Social...
| Sep 22, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Arguing that the two-party system is corrupt, a Montgomery County businessman is pouring his own money into an independent bid for the U.S. Senate from Maryland.
Rob Sobhani, 52, who announced his candidacy this month, is the first candidate to buy...