| Jan 12, 2015
| 8:37 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sent a letter Monday to the CEO of Tenet Healthcare, asking him to join the governor's office in talks to revive a halted, $400 million merger between Tenet and five Connecticut hospitals.
Tenet pulled out of the deal Dec. 11 after...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 3:18 PM
A wave of public disapproval greeted the pre-Christmas announcement of pay raises up to 12 percent for about 200 political appointees in the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. But the reaction might have been even worse if the administration had...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 4:02 PM
Time magazine announced last week its Person of the Year: Ebola Fighters. This year I will give out, for the first time, my Connecticut Person of the Year award. Meet the monthly finalists.
JANUARY: Peter Schiff appeared on "The Daily Show" to explain...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Government activities dominated the Connecticut business scene and the Top Ten list of stories in 2014 even more than in the past. And the ranking doesn't even include the start of legalized marijuana sales in September.
We didn't see large-scale...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:48 AM
"No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up." Leave it to clever Lily Tomlin to provide a description of post-election Connecticut. We know that in the weeks after an election that re-elected incumbents will make some unpleasant...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Here is how 2015 will begin. Everybody who is supposed to pay attention to the second inauguration of Gov. Dannel P. (for "Porcupine") Malloy will instead be focused on the same-day sentencing of former Gov. John G. Rowland.
The latter event has been...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 5:50 PM
HARTFORD — Like any Opening Day, Wednesday was full of optimism in and around the state Capitol, where parade marchers, an ebullient governor and lawmakers ushered in yet another season of cooperation.
A few blocks away, at the same time,...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 6:55 PM
HARTFORD — It may have been frigid outside, but inside the Connecticut Convention Center it was red hot with sequined ball gowns, snappy tuxedos, party politics and more as Connecticut capped off Inauguration Day with the traditional First Company...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 10:14 AM
That didn't take long. Only two weeks after winning a second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his chief budgetmeister acknowledged that Connecticut's finances are not what months of 30-second campaign ads claimed they are. This suggests some hard going...
| Nov 23, 2014
| 7:02 AM
When it comes to doing things big, you can't beat the Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective's annual fundraiser.
And on Saturday, the group delivered once again with its 12th annual One Big Event at the Connecticut Convention Center.
| Nov 21, 2014
| 5:40 PM
As a public service we thought we might comb through the state budget ourselves looking for additional areas where Gov. Dannel Malloy can make cuts and adjustments to help reduce a projected deficit in the $100 million range.
Some may ask, where did...