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Public option health insurance bills clear committee


Legislation that would extend state health benefits to small businesses, nonprofits and individuals cleared a key hurdle Tuesday, winning a favorable vote from the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.

Fed signals no rate cuts are coming in 2019


The Federal Reserve on Wednesday voted to hold interest rates steady and shaved its growth forecast.

One of America's biggest oil companies wants to be 'carbon neutral' -- eventually


Occidental Petroleum, one of America's most aggressive drillers of oil, is trying to figure out a way to wipe out its vast carbon footprint.

SCSU taps Singh to head grad school

Southern Connecticut State University has named Manohar Singh dean of its School of Graduate and Professional Studies. Singh was formerly dean of the College of Professional Studies at Humboldt State...

A bridge too far (gone)

Michael C. Bingham |

Gov. Ned Lamont and a group of transportation advocates gathered near the Devon Bridge in Milford Monday to call for increased investments in the state’s transportation infrastructure. The...

On the waterfront: Long Wharf plan moves forward


Three years in the works, the city’s plans for future economic development of the waterfront and reconnecting Long Wharf to the rest of the city were unveiled Tuesday.

Bill allows EW casino

Eric Bedner | Journal Inquirer |

The Tribal Winds Casino in East Windsor and a proposed gambling facility in Bridgeport got the backing of a legislative committee Tuesday, but the measures are far from done with debate.

Before biz crowd, Lamont defends min. wage, paid family medical leave

Matt Pilon |

Facing a business crowd unhappy about proposals to raise the minimum wage and implement paid family medical leave, Gov. Ned Lamont defended his support for those policies, saying the workplace needs...

Solar jobs concentrated in Hartford County

Matt Pilon |

Though Fairfield County is Connecticut's most populous region, Hartford County has more solar jobs, according to the nonprofit Solar Foundation.

RI judge upholds truck-only tolling; Lamont still wants broader program

Joe Cooper |

A federal judge in Rhode Island on Tuesday dismissed the trucking industry's lawsuit aimed at the Ocean State's newly minted highway tolls on tractor-trailers.

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