The surging costs of the CT Municipal Employees Retirement System are pressuring towns, and the comptroller wants to preserve the program.
CT ‘Work Live Ride’ bill revives transit-oriented development debate
Debate grew heated during a hearing on a Connecticut bill offering towns access to public dollars if they zone for more residential density.
CT could loosen qualifications to run for Attorney General
The rule that a lawyer have 10 years of “active practice” in CT to run for attorney general would change to six years under a new bill.
Once again, CT lawmakers take hard look at utility accountability
Connecticut lawmakers are looking to overhaul electric utility accountability and regulations for the second time in three years.
AG Tong: Plaintiffs have standing in Hartford HealthCare antitrust case
CT Attorney General William Tong filed an amicus brief in the proposed class-action lawsuit against Hartford HealthCare.
Pratt & Whitney F135 engine gets big boost in Biden budget
The president’s 2024 budget request would opt to modernize the engine for the F-35 fighter jet instead of looking for a replacement.
Advocates fear CT senior property tax relief bill could weaken affordable housing law
Advocates worry the bill would allow towns to enact moratoriums without actually putting any new affordable units on the market.
CT lawmakers look to end the ‘transcript trap’
Thousands of CT students’ college transcripts are held up over debt, but a bill already approved in committee would end the practice.
Covenant Health cancels Day Kimball hospital acquisition plan
The deal to take over Day Kimball faced opposition from residents concerned that the Catholic system would limit services in northeastern CT.
CT theaters want tax credit to lure Broadway pre-tour production
Performing arts leaders are pushing lawmakers to approve a tax break for traveling theater productions that choose to “tech” in Connecticut.
CT bill would limit ‘deceptive’ police tactics on minors
The proposed bill would protect minors from a false admission of guilt due to ‘deceptive or coercive’ tactics by police.
CT could see major boost from nuclear submarine deal
Australia would acquire up to five Virginia-class subs built in part by Electric Boat in CT, but challenges remain to meet the demand.
Survey: CT’s non-white residents are less happy and healthy
DataHaven’s Community Wellbeing Survey shows people in CT urban areas are broadly less satisfied with their communities.
Legislators question Lamont’s approach to cutting health costs
Gov. Lamont’s proposal to control prescription drug and hospital costs could cost hospitals hundreds of millions in lost revenue.
What does CT do with its trash? State is at a crossroads
CT has been shipping 860,000 tons of trash out-of-state annually ever since a Hartford trash-to-energy plant closed. Here’s what’s going on.