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  • Strong Support For Bipartisan Jobs Package, But Questions Still Linger On Jackson Laboratory Plan At University Of Connecticut Health Center

    It is a tale of two bills. As the legislature prepares for a special session next week on creating jobs, negotiators are getting close to a bipartisan deal on a jobs package that would have widespread support. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Republicans...
  • Child Care Providers To Be Unionized

    After a six-year struggle, childcare providers will be unionized following a vote announced Tuesday. In a secret ballot held through the U.S. mail, the providers voted 1,603 to 88 to join the union, according to Matt O'Connor, a spokesman for CSEA/SEIU...
  • Malloy Calls For Funding State Pensions

    Just days after a key Wall Street rating agency downgraded the state's bonds, Gov.  Dannel P. Malloy  called upon the state legislature to pour more money into the state pension plan. Malloy said his actions had nothing to do with the downgrade by ...
  • New OFA Projection Puts Budget Deficit At $144.5 Million

    In more bad financial news for the state, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office now says the state budget deficit has grown to a projected $144.5 million. The Office of Fiscal Analysis released new numbers Wednesday night that say the state is...
  • Malloy 'Prospecting'' In Davos, Switzerland

    Malloy 'Prospecting'' In Davos, Switzerland
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy  says he is "prospecting" for business at an international conference in Switzerland so that companies can bring their operations to Connecticut. Malloy is spending several days in snow-covered Davos, where the community was hit...
  • Two Governors, Two Styles: Tax Increases In Connecticut, Tax Cuts In Nebraska

    In Nebraska, Republican Gov. Dave Heineman enacted the biggest tax cut in state history, and the state's unemployment rate of 4.2 percent is now the second lowest in the nation. In Connecticut, Democratic Gov. Dannel Malloy enacted the largest tax...
  • Moody's Downgrades State Bonds; Malloy Chief Complains

    Moody's Downgrades State Bonds; Malloy Chief Complains
    After the largest tax increase in Connecticut state history, a key Wall Street rating agency downgraded the state's bonds Friday as the state is teeter-tottering toward a deficit in the current fiscal year. The  Moody's  Investors Service rating agency...
  • Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House

    Tie-Breaking Vote Sends Pot Decriminalization Bill To House
    By the slimmest of margins, the Senate on Saturday approved a bill that decriminalizes the possession of small amounts of marijuana. The vote was 18-18, with Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman tipping the balance with the tie-breaking vote. After years of false...
  • Connecticut's political scene is turning to the wild and wacky side

    Connecticut's political scene is turning to the wild and wacky side
    Oh ya, now we’re getting into the fun side of Connecticut politics. There’s state House Speaker Chris Donovan ducking and dodging ‘cause the top finance guy in his Democratic congressional campaign just got busted by the feds. Across...
  • CL&P Chief Jeffrey Butler Resigns After Storm Of Controversy

    CL&P Chief Jeffrey Butler Resigns After Storm Of Controversy
    Jeffrey D. Butler, president of Connecticut Light & Power Co., resigned Thursday after a brutal few weeks in which he became the lightning rod for outrage — and the public face of failures by the utility — following two paralyzing storms...
  • Are lawmakers' economic worries trumping environmental protection efforts?

    Are lawmakers' economic worries trumping environmental protection efforts?
    Obsessed with creating jobs and facing increasing industry lobbying pressure, more Connecticut state lawmakers these days are voting against bills to protect the environment, according to one watchdog group. “The trend is not looking good,”...