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Inspector General investigating Interior’s handling of CT tribes’ casino issue

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

The Interior Department’s official watchdog on Monday confirmed it is investigating why the agency rebuffed a request by Connecticut tribes to approve changes to its gaming compact needed to...

Parties sharply divided over higher ed, labor costs, transportation

KEITH M. PHANEUF AND JACQUELINE RABE THOMAS | CT MIRROR | 1

Democrats and Republicans have offered sharply contrasting spending plans for the next fiscal year. While they share some common ground involving municipal aid and health care for the elderly and...

Malloy nominates 72 ‘Opportunity Zones’ for development program

Joe Cooper |

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration recently nominated 72 low-income zones in 27 municipalities across Connecticut for a federal community development program.

Organized labor could hurt Dems this November

Greg Bordonaro |

Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin's run for governor ended April 16 before it even really started.

Trump’s tax overhaul complicates 2018 tax season

Q&A talks with Patrick Duffany, managing partner of accounting firm CohnReznick's tax practice, about this year's tax season.

Hospital tax could complicate CT deficit, but income tax receipts keep rising

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

While Connecticut learned Friday that surging state income tax receipts now are running $1.03 billion more than anticipated — $116 million better than Thursday’s forecast — Gov.

Pay-equity bill moves to CT Senate

Joe Cooper |

The state House of Representatives overwhelming embraced a bipartisan pay-equity bill that prevents employers from inquiring about a prospective candidate's salary history.

Union election at Foxwoods as CT tribes push back against federal labor laws

ANA RADELAT | CT MIRROR |

More than 300 employees who clean the Mashantucket Pequot tribe’s Foxwoods Resort Casino will decide on Friday if they want to unionize and reject tribal arguments against that idea.

Speaker: CT may need to tap surging April income tax receipts

KEITH M. PHANEUF | CT MIRROR |

With revenues from a key portion of the income tax now running $915 million ahead of projections this spring, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said Thursday he would support using some of this potential...

CT lost 2K jobs in March; unemployment rate falls slightly

Joe Cooper |

Connecticut's unemployment rate slightly dropped to 4.5 percent in March, although the state lost 2,000 net jobs, according to the state Department of Labor.

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