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  • Settlement Negotiated In Long-Running Lawsuit Over Rowland's 2003 Layoffs

    Settlement Negotiated In Long-Running Lawsuit Over Rowland's 2003 Layoffs
    Lawyers for the state and a coalition of state employee unions have negotiated a settlement of the unions' long-running federal lawsuit seeking damages on behalf of more than 2,500 unionized workers who were laid off in 2003 by then-Gov. John G. Rowland,...
  • Legislative budget restoring cuts clears Connecticut panel

    Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly rebuffed many of the Democratic governor's proposed spending cuts on Monday, approving an alternative plan that fully or partially restores reductions to budget items ranging from mental health care grants...
  • Abolish Fatally Flawed State Spending Cap

    Abolish Fatally Flawed State Spending Cap
    The spending cap on state appropriations has been in effect for more than two decades. Its proponents say "you have to live within your means." But what is overlooked by spending cap advocates and those who claim that there is "runaway state spending"...
  • In First Year, Uber Snaring Fares In Connecticut

    In First Year, Uber Snaring Fares In Connecticut
    HARTFORD — After rolling into Connecticut a year ago, Uber has followed pretty much the same route it did in California, Washington and other states: Fast growth and a healthy dose of controversy. Uber's drivers have built a substantial...
  • Farm Cannon Disputes Prompt New Legislation

    Farm Cannon Disputes Prompt New Legislation
    In Somers, the constant, summerlong cannonade drove some residents to demand action by local officials. And in Glastonbury, irritated homeowners couldn't figure out where the boom-boom-boom was coming from until state investigators determined it was...
  • Labor, advocates to honor workers who died on the job

    Organized labor is marking Workers Memorial Day by calling on the Connecticut legislature to pass bills intended to improve employee safety. One measure would require the Department of Administrative Services to report complaints of bullying or abusive...
  • Upgrading old bus routes a focus of transportation overhaul

    Besides roads and bridges, transportation advocates say many of Connecticut's bus routes and transit district systems are old and outdated, requiring a much-needed upgrade. In the eastern half of the state, for example, advocates say changes to the...
  • Editorials from around New England

    Excerpts of recent editorials of statewide and national interest from New England newspapers: The Providence Journal on immigrants in peril. April 24 A perilous imbalance exists when one man is free to eat, work, and walk safely down the street;...
  • Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules

    Congress Must Blunt New Tribal Recognition Rules
    If the Obama administration approves new federal tribal recognition rules, the administration and Congress had better help states deal with the consequences. Two measures that would help Connecticut are: •Decoupling tribal recognition from the...
  • Health exchange relies on non-competitive bidding to fix website

    Health exchange relies on non-competitive bidding to fix website
    As the state struggled under the national spotlight to fix its deeply flawed online health insurance marketplace last year, officials awarded more than $84 million in contracts without competition, about a third of the money spent on the troubled website....
  • Connecticut May Drop Mandatory Uninsured Motorist Coverage, Making Policies Cheaper

    HARTFORD — When your auto insurance policy renewal date comes up in 2016, you might be able to save about $75 a year. No, this is not a Geico or Progressive ad. This is the potential outcome of negotiations in the General Assembly on how the...