| Oct 10, 2014
| 4:26 PM
"Taxes are what we pay for civilized society," Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr. once observed. And that is true, as long as taxes are imposed fairly, reasonably and efficiently. Do Connecticut's taxes meet those criteria?
Although the system has a...
| Sep 19, 2014
| 8:09 PM
How could John Rowland tempt fate again, a decade after his crooked dealings with state contractors sent him tumbling from the governor's office into federal prison?
How did he not learn his lesson? Why didn't he make the best of the golden opportunities...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 7:55 PM
PHILADELPHIA -- Union College won its first NCAA hockey title Saturday night at the Frozen Four, scoring three times in a 1:54 span in the first period in a 7-4 victory over Minnesota on Saturday night.
Mike Vecchione tied the score at 2 with 4:01...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 4:44 PM
On the face of it, it seems reasonable to let taxpayers taste the honey of good times — by, for example, returning extra tax money they had to pony up to balance the budget when times were bad.
That's what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy wants to do with...
| May 22, 2014
| 5:18 PM
This could be a very entertaining summer, if you promise to do this:
Any time anybody running for anything approaches you with a petition to get on the ballot, you must — after verifying that the person is neither a white supremacist nor a man-boy...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 11:16 AM
Benjamin football coach and athletic director Ron Ream will be inducted into the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Hall of Fame.
Ream was one of six coaches voted in at the FACA's annual summer board of directors meeting in Daytona Beach last week....
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:02 PM
Connecticut shoppers can look forward to a little extra money in their wallets when the state holds its annual tax-free week Aug. 17 to 23.
During that time, the 6.35 percent sales tax on most clothing and shoe purchases under $300 will be waived....
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Courant readers have been paying close attention to my colleague Jon Lender's stories on state government officials hiring relatives for summer jobs in their departments. It's a dispiriting enough tale to have caught the attention of Gov. Dannel P....
| Sep 20, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Online retail sales are growing. Companies from Connecticut can sell all over the country and retailers in other states can sell in Connecticut without the cost of a storefront or a sales force. It is a very profitable marketplace offering choice and...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 1:21 PM
January 27, 1999
From a Courant Op-Ed on Prague's opposition to the deal to build a stadium for the New England Patriots in downtown Hartford:
"Those who support the stadium deal say it will be a partnership between Connecticut and the Kraft family. I...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 7:52 AM
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus, two of the three women held captive for about 10 years in a house in Cleveland, are working on a book. And they've got some heavy-hitters to help them.
The book, about their years of imprisonment and daring escape, will be...