Keith M. Phaneuf

Keith, with Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, won first prize in investigative reporting from the Education Writers Association in 2012 for a series of stories on the Board of Regents for Higher Education. The former State Capitol bureau chief for The Journal Inquirer of Manchester, Keith has spent most of 24 years as a reporter specializing in state government finances, analyzing such topics as income tax equity, waste in government and the complex funding systems behind Connecticut's transportation and social services networks. A former contributing writer to The New York Times, Keith is a graduate of and a former journalism instructor at the University of Connecticut. E-mail him at kphaneuf@ctmirror.org.

Recent Posts

Legislators uncertain about legalizing sports betting before ’19

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Thursday his administration could have a proposal ready soon for legislative consideration  on a new state system for managing  and profiting from  sports betting. Whether lawmakers will come back to consider it before the new legislature and governor take office in January are another matter. Continue Reading →

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UConn needs big boost in state aid to preserve sci-tech expansion

The University of Connecticut Board of Trustees is seeking major increases in state aid in each of the next two fiscal years, to maintain an initiaitve to expand science and technology programs and to cover mandated pay raises. Continue Reading →

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Boughton, Stefanowski, have lots of confidence, few details on plans to phase out income tax

GOP gubernatorial contenders Mark Boughton and Bob Stefanowski say they would phase out the state income tax. But their rivals say those claims are false given that Connecticut faces huge projected deficits, skyrocketing pension costs and a controversial benefits contract that runs for nine more years. Continue Reading →

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Malloy does what legislators won’t: Orders $10 million study of tolling

Modern tolls use overhead gantries like this one on the Massachusetts Turnpike (Arnold Reinhold / Creative Commons)

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ordered state agencies Tuesday to develop a comprehensive, $10 million study of electronic tolling that would examine pricing, locations, and the potential to capture revenue from out-of-state motorists. Continue Reading →

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