Although Gov. Dannel P. Malloy scrapped two major budget initiatives Monday in the face of declining revenue projections, a third proposal – a new tax break for retired teachers – remains alive, sources close to ongoing budget negotiations said.
State finances are on pace to finish $506.1 million in the black when the fiscal year ends June 30, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration reported Tuesday afternoon.
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear former Gov. John G. Rowland’s appeal regarding a ruling that his administration used layoffs to punish state employee unions in 2003. The case now heads back to U.S. District Court in Hartford, where Rowland will file a motion to dismiss the case, according to a written statement released Monday through his attorney.
With Connecticut’s unemployment rate continuing to lag the nation’s, majority Democrats tried to assure voters Tuesday that job development is their top priority. Leaders from the House and Senate unveiled a jobs and business agenda that includes additional financing for job subsidies, new school-to-job programs, expansion of state ports and business opportunities near college campuses and new protections for businesses facing baseless patent lawsuits.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy tried to get a leg up Thursday in the ongoing partisan debate over the state’s long-term debt. While the Democratic governor has taken heat for increased borrowing, the administration released a new report showing that reforms he implemented against worker retirement benefits will save far more in decades to come.
Connecticut’s “tepid recovery” could pick up steam in 2014, buoyed by the national and regional economies that continue to outperform the Nutmeg State’s, a leading economist told the state’s business leaders Tuesday.
Besides leaving 10 inches of snow on the ground by Friday evening, Connecticut’s first winter storm of 2014 also should test the state’s new effort to control flying ice on its highways. According to a new law that took effect this week, truck drivers could be fined up to $1,250 if accumulated ice dislodges and […]
There’s little disagreement that the failure by Congress to renew extended unemployment benefits would hurt Connecticut’s economy in 2014. But as the last round of checks in the expanded program goes out this week, the state’s top leaders and economists had mixed views on whether extending it would help or hinder the Nutmeg State’s sluggish […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and one of his chief GOP rivals, Senate Minority Leader John P. McKinney, are ending 2013 as they began it — battling over Connecticut’s hefty credit card debt. The Fairfield lawmaker has been citing a new report that undercuts one of the governor’s chief defenses: that overall debt is less than […]
Former Gov. John G. Rowland has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear his appeal of a lower court ruling that found his administration illegally used layoffs in 2003 to punish state employee unions. But counsel for the unions and state employees said Monday he’s skeptical that the nation’s highest court will hear the case, […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named a veteran state human relations officer as the new head of support services for Connecticut’s watchdog agencies, replacing an administrator whose two-year tenure was marked by conflict. Shelby J. Brown of East Hartford is to begin her new assignment as executive administrator at the Office of Government Accountability in an […]
The top Democrats in state government joined labor leaders Monday to highlight the minimum wage hike that takes effect this week, calling it a major step to help lift thousands of Connecticut households out of poverty. And Gov. Dannel P. Malloy also pledged his support for a proposal circulating among some Democrats in Congress to […]
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy named a veteran state human relations officer as the new head of support services for Connecticut’s watchdog agencies, replacing an administrator whose two-year tenure was marked by conflict. Shelby J. Brown of East Hartford will begin her new assignment as executive administrator at the Office of Government Accountability in an acting […]
The state’s merged public college system released details Friday on merit pay increases, which averaged 2 percent for each of 278 officials and administrators. The raises, which were awarded Friday but are retroactive to early September, are in addition to the 3 percent cost-of-living increase the Board of Regents for Higher Education granted these non-union […]
Ending a longtime discriminatory practice against the unemployed topped a list of recommendations from the state legislature’s chief investigative panel to help more of Connecticut’s older residents find work. The Program Review and Investigations Committee also recommended expanding education and training opportunities for seniors, increasing access to small business subsidies and promoting the state’s apprenticeship […]