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Gov. Malloy issues emergency plan amid storm recovery

Joe Cooper |

In the wake of Tuesday's severe storms, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has signed a Declaration of Civil Preparedness Emergency to help municipalities across Connecticut recover from the damage left behind.

Dems predict 'eye-popping' health premium hikes, blame GOP


Sen. Chris Murphy on Tuesday helped launch a Democratic initiative that blames Republicans for “sabotaging” the Affordable Care Act, leading to sky-high health insurance premiums.

Efficiency coalition lawsuit: Funding raid is unconstitutional

Matt Pilon |

A group of five Connecticut energy efficiency contractors, ratepayers and not-for-profits is seeking to block the state's planned sweep of $155 million in ratepayer funds, on the grounds that the...

MDC customers to pay for state water assessment

Joe Cooper |

Regional water provider The Metropolitan District (MDC) said it will begin billing customers in June to fund a new state water assessment mandate.

Lobby: Pot legalization raises U.S. workforce drug use

Joe Cooper |

American workers are using drugs at the highest rate in the last decade due in large part to several states legalizing the recreational sale of marijuana, according to an anti-marijuana legalization...

Supreme Court lets states legalize sports gambling


The Supreme Court cleared the way on Monday for states to legalize sports betting, striking down a 1992 federal law that had prohibited most states from authorizing sports betting.

Major CT union taps Barr as executive director

Joe Cooper |

The state's largest AFL-CIO labor union has named Jody Barr as its executive director.

Amid skeptics, CT bets ‘Opportunity Zones’ spur economic development

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut rarely misses a chance to avail itself of state and federal initiatives aimed at benefiting the most economically distressed communities and neighborhoods among its 169 cities and towns.

President Trump says he's working with China to save ZTE


President Donald Trump said in a tweet Sunday that he's working to give China's ZTE "a way to get back into business, fast."Jobs in China are at risk,...

Crawford joins CT treasurer as investment chief

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's treasurer has named the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority's former investment chief to helm the pension-funds division for the state's $34 billion retirement plans and...

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