| Apr 30, 2015
| 11:58 AM
It took three years, a lawsuit and mediation by the state Attorney General, but a for-profit residential treatment center for drug and alcohol abuse is set to open as soon as this summer in a shuttered former nursing home building in New Haven.
| Mar 19, 2015
| 3:38 PM
It was a busy week for traffic cops at Connecticut's dimly lit intersection of politics, business and money. The Courant's Ed Mahony reported on a gathering storm over a titanic battle among corporate moguls. Pershing Square Capital Management has been...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 11:46 AM
You've probably never heard of Peter R. Blum.
Despite a low profile, he's a high-powered state official — having spent the past quarter-century overseeing benefits paid to tens of thousands of ex-state employees in his role as chairman of the...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 8:18 PM
An odd thing happened after Eastern Connecticut Health Network asked the four big nonprofit hospital systems in Connecticut to send in takeover proposals.
"All of a sudden the phone rings," said Peter Karl, CEO of ECHN, the parent company of...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:54 PM
Cheer up, Porcupine. I've seen worse polls. On the other hand, when you're substantially less popular than assisted suicide, maybe it's time to take stock.
A Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showed that more voters disapprove of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 12:28 PM
Faced with a $100 million budget shortfall for the current fiscal year and a projected $1.3 billion deficit in the next, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's budget officials have proposed cutting millions in state spending on programs such as part-time jobs for needy...
| Mar 5, 2015
| 7:10 PM
If you didn't get to the Greater Hartford Arts Council's annual "Big Red for the Arts" bash Thursday, you are out of luck. It was the last one.
But, what a way for a sea of red-clad guests to celebrate ten years of fun, as they converged on The...
| Mar 1, 2015
| 4:20 AM
Sometimes when you make a mess, it seems that each new attempt to clean it up makes it even messier.
Evidence of that is a 180-degree reversal on Feb. 19 by the Connecticut State Employees Retirement Commission in its treatment of one of two...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 11:35 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his staff went to great lengths Wednesday to say, repeat after me, "This budget contains no new taxes."
"This budget contains no new taxes. … This budget contains no new taxes."
There, I've written it three times, even...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:18 PM
The budget that Gov. Dan Malloy presented Wednesday was extremely depressing, as if it were part of a matching ensemble that included seasonal affective disorder, frozen pipes, bronchitis and systemic exertion intolerance disease, all of which I'm...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:23 PM
Dannel P. Malloy is one of those governors who adopts the notion that a state's history began with him. Malloy's budget speech on Wednesday — heavy again on the self-congratulation — distorted Connecticut's criminal justice system in an...