A somber Gov. Dannel P. Malloy declared late Friday night that budget negotiations with legislators “are hitting a wall,” and he predicted the General Assembly would adjourn Wednesday without adopting a budget he could sign, thereby failing to avert a nearly $1 billion deficit.
The effort by Tesla to win legislative approval to directly sell its electric cars to consumers in Connecticut has failed for the second consecutive year in the face of opposition from car dealers and competing manufacturers, a Senate leader said early Saturday.
A national campaign by the nuclear industry to stabilize profits in a volatile energy market scored a victory Friday night with the unanimous passage of bipartisan legislation changing the rules for procuring electricity in Connecticut, a state heavily reliant on nuclear power.
Both the state Freedom of Information Commission and the state's leading right-to-know advocacy group warned Friday that a proposed 20 percent budget cut for the commission — and the possible transfer of its public information officer into Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s office — could greatly weaken state government transparency.
WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s big win in Connecticut means he’ll take dozens of Connecticut delegates and alternates to the Republican National Convention in Cleveland to support his presidential bid, but some state GOP insiders won’t be in the mix, and others will be screened for their loyalty to a candidate they had not openly endorsed. Continue Reading →
Despite rapidly eroding state income tax receipts, analysts for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and the legislature are counting on payments from future legal settlements and other sources to mitigate much of the likely tax revenue loss next fiscal year. Continue Reading →
The Mirror's TrendCT data journalists examine where Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders piled up their vote margins and how Clinton's performance this year compares with her 2008 run against Barack Obama. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON – As the hours tick down toward Puerto Rico's default on a massive debt payment Sunday, Congress has so far rejected solutions offered by Connecticut lawmakers and some Republican leaders to save the commonwealth from economic ruin. Continue Reading →
The House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill late Thursday that requires colleges and universities in Connecticut to use a standard of “affirmative consent” when developing policies on sexual assault. Continue Reading →
The leader of the Connecticut Senate introduced a surprise measure Thursday to raise the hourly minimum wage to $12 by Jan. 1, 2020, only to retreat in the face of an immediate Republican filibuster and a cool reception by the House of Representatives. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — With continuing scandals at the nation’s veterans’ hospitals, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and a Republican colleague introduced a sweeping new bill Thursday aimed at protecting whistleblowers and speeding the firing of bad actors at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Continue Reading →
Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, conceded the failure Thursday of an effort to pass a bill that would have regulated but not prohibit a plan by Niagara Bottling to bottle up to 1.8 million gallons of Metropolitan District Commission water a day in Bloomfield. Continue Reading →
Geraldo Reyes Jr., the winner of a special election Tuesday, took the oath of office Thursday as the state representative from the 75th House District of Waterbury, arriving in time help make difficult budget choices. Continue Reading →
A week after suspending budget talks with the administration, the Democratic leaders of the General Assembly offered an olive branch and a proposal for a new fiscal plan Thursday to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. Continue Reading →
Connecticut's public colleges and universities turned to tuition hikes more than any other state between 2014 and 2015 to cover their budget deficits, according to a report released this week by the State Higher Education Executive Officers Association. Continue Reading →
The amount paid for a cesarean childbirth and newborn care in the hospital, for example, averaged $20,107 in Connecticut – 26 percent above the national average of $15,917, according to data based on claims paid by three private insurance companies. But costs also ranged within the state, averaging $20,773 in the Bridgeport area, $19,715 in the Hartford region, and $18,915 in and around New Haven. Continue Reading →
By a surprisingly strong vote, the House of Representatives overcame tenacious opposition from conservatives Wednesday night to pass and send to the Senate a bill requiring gun owners to surrender their firearms within 24 hours of being served with a temporary restraining order in domestic violence cases. The fight had drawn the notice of the White House. Continue Reading →
The Senate passed a proposal Wednesday to limit non-compete clauses in physician contracts and broaden the types of organizations that can employ doctors, a measure intended to address concerns among Senate leaders about doctors’ ability to remain in independent practice or return to it after joining a hospital system. Continue Reading →