House approves union concessions deal

The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives Monday evening narrowly approved the state employees’ concessions deal that is expected to save as much as $1.57 billion this fiscal year and next combined. The concessions package, which workers ratified earlier this month, tentatively is scheduled to go before the Senate on July 31. Continue Reading →

Tim Herbst, making no apologies for making waves

Tim Herbst is on the summer Republican Town Committee circuit to talk about why his two terms as a young suburban CEO, shrinking an unfunded pension liability, striking savvy bargains with labor and offering relief from tax increases, makes him the Republicans’ best hope to win Connecticut’s open race for governor in 2018. But his elbows are out, even when trying to impress. Continue Reading →

Vigil supports immigrant who took refuge in New Haven church

More than 200 people staged a vigil Sunday to support Nury Chavarria, 43, a single mother of four American citizens facing deportation for entering the country illegally. A resident of Connecticut for 24 years, she has taken up residence inside Iglesia de Dios Pentecostal Church and plans to stay there until U.S. immigration authorities reconsider her case. Continue Reading →