| 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...
| Jun 13, 2015
| 1:25 PM
A decade-old lawsuit that could cost taxpayers billions for alleged injustices in school funding drags on, amid continued claims by the attorney general's office that the plaintiffs — a coalition of municipal officials and education advocates...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2015
| 5:40 PM
Among the budget changes proposed Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was a measure to erase a tax hike that would have significantly hurt the Connecticut economy.
We're talking about the computer services and data processing tax, which Malloy is now saying...
| 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...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 9:32 AM
It was a 90th birthday to remember for iconic film and stage actor Hal Holbrook Tuesday as he entertained a nearly sold-out audience at the Bushnell with his award-winning "Mark Twain Tonight!" show, gathering up gifts and good wishes including...