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Report: 90% of CT municipalities improved jobless rate in ‘17

Joe Cooper |

The unemployment rate fell in 90 percent of Connecticut municipalities in 2017, although fewer saw drops compared to 2016, according to the state Department of Labor.

Federal lawmakers OK study of CT’s levee systems

Joe Cooper |

Federal lawmakers on Wednesday approved a measure that directs the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to report on the repairs needed along Connecticut River levee systems in Hartford and East Hartford,...

Malloy vetoes bill expanding apprenticeship tax credit

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Wednesday refused for a second time to extend Connecticut's manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit.

Frontier’s CT losses spike

Matt Pilon |

Norwalk's Frontier Communications, which operates a statewide telephone network and provides internet and cable service, says its Connecticut operations fell deeper into the red last year due to...

Hartford councilman Concepcion wins 4th District seat

Joe Cooper |

A low voter turnout on Monday led to the election of Hartford Democrat Julio A. Concepcion to serve the remainder of embattled former Rep. Angel Arce's term in the state House of Representatives.

Bond covenants good step despite risks

Greg Bordonaro |

Government finance is a mundane topic, but the state is experimenting with new fiscal restraints that have raised red flags among diverse constituencies, including business leaders.

CT Lotto's CEO search

Matt Pilon |

One task Connecticut Lottery Corp. has been struggling with of late is naming a permanent CEO, something it's not had since Anne Noble departed the role in the fall of 2016.

Gambling debate has big implications for CT Lotto's future

Matt Pilon |

Although Connecticut's lottery has seen steady growth over the last decade, officials are concerned about competitive and generational headwinds that could imperil future revenue growth.

Voya Financial lands in legal hot seat

Gregory Seay |

It has been a less than memorable spring so far for global wealth-manager/adviser Voya Financial Inc., based in Windsor.

2 CT commissioner vacancies filled

Gregory Seay |

Connecticut's governor has plumbed the state labor department's executive ranks to fill a pair of commissioner vacancies.

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