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Malloy being pressed to OK his first mass transit project

Lyle Wray Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is faced with his first major transportation policy decision: After a dozen years of planning, should the state proceed with its first true rapid-transit project, a $570 million Hartford-to-New Britain busway? With a press conference today, environmentalists, regional planners, and business and labor representatives stepped up efforts to nudge […]

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Electric Boat a budget winner–maybe

WASHINGTON–One of the big winners in the White House’s budget blueprint for 2012 is Electric Boat, which stands to benefit from a $4.7 billion request for the Navy’s Virginia class submarines. That funding seeks to ensure that Electric Boat can proceed with plans to increase production from one Virginia class submarine a year to two. […]

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Don’t want your federal money? Connecticut will take it

Could Connecticut’s Democratic governor and congressional delegation find some advantage in the Republican sweep that ushered in new GOP leaders across the country? They’re trying, that’s for sure. In the wake of a decision by Florida Gov. Rick Scott rejecting federal high-speed rail funds, Connecticut lawmakers have asked Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to send some […]

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Report: DCF ‘Made all reasonable efforts’ to locate kidnapped child’s biological parents

The Department of Children and Families issued a report Friday saying the agency “made all reasonable efforts to locate” the biological parents of Carlita White after it was discovered her birth certificate was fraudulent and a paternity test the department administered revealed the woman who raised her was not her mother. After finding no answers from […]

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Connecticut’s bottom line depends on employee concessions

The world is a different place in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crash and the Great Recession — but not for Connecticut’s new governor, who emerged this week in his budget address as a traditional tax-spend-and-borrow Democrat. Here are Governor Malloy’s proposals for fiscal year 2012 beginning in July: $1.5 billion in new permanent […]