United Technologies’ departure another blow to Connecticut

U.S. 06/10/19, 14:39

Connecticut's reputation has taken another major blow with the announcement that United Technologies Corp. will be moving its headquarters to Massachusetts as part of its planned merger with Raytheon.United Technologies will join other corporations that have pulled operations out of Connecticut in the last few years. General Electric moved its ...

Fire chief: Connecticut mosque fire appears to be arson

U.S. 05/13/19, 14:37

A top fire official says a fire at a Connecticut mosque appears to be arson.New Haven Fire Chief John Alston said Monday investigators had found evidence the Sunday afternoon blaze at the Diyanet Mosque was "intentionally set" and a criminal investigation is underway.He didn't disclose the nature of the evidence.Fire ...

Billionaire gives $100 million to fund Connecticut education

U.S. 04/05/19, 11:05

One of the world's wealthiest couples announced Friday they are donating $100 million to support public education and new businesses in some of Connecticut's most disadvantaged communities.The contribution from hedge fund billionaire Ray Dalio and his wife, Barbara, is believed to be the largest known philanthropic donation to the state, ...

State’s gambling future uncertain, despite federal action

Sports 03/24/19, 09:06

The federal government may have finally given the go-ahead to a satellite tribal casino in East Windsor, but that doesn't mean the debate over gambling in Connecticut is settled.Nearly three months into his term, Democratic Gov. Ned Lamont still faces the challenging task of trying to negotiate a wide-ranging gambling ...

Lamont faces months of deliberation over his budget plan

Business 02/24/19, 11:17

Let the deliberations begin.The release of Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont's first proposed two-year state budget has set the stage for months of negotiations on potentially hot-button topics, ranging from what goods and services should be taxed to whether cities and towns should pick up part of the tab for teacher ...

Update: Lamont offers 2 options for highway tolls

Sports 02/20/19, 17:10

The Latest on Gov. Ned Lamont's budget proposal (all times local):4:30 p.m.Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont is offering two possible paths to instituting highway tolls.The Democrat released a two-year state budget proposal Wednesday that suggested either truck-only tolling or a "modified congestion tolling model," which would reduce the number of electronic ...

Connecticut governor seeks to “modernize” taxes, grow state

Business 02/20/19, 16:29

Connecticut's new governor, Democrat Ned Lamont, offered a budget plan Wednesday that modernizes the state's sales tax base by imposing the 6.35 percent levy on a long list of goods and services, proposes highway tolls as way of funding transportation, and takes steps to stabilize the state's pension systems and ...

Update: Lamont sworn in as Connecticut’s 89th governor

Business 01/09/19, 13:17

The Latest on Inauguration Day and opening day of Connecticut General Assembly (all times local):1:10 p.m.Ned Lamont has been sworn in as Connecticut's 89th governor, promising a new beginning for the state.The 65-year-old former businessman was administered the oath of office Wednesday by former Connecticut Chief Justice Chase Rogers, a ...

Lamont to be sworn in as governor, promising “fresh start”

Business 01/09/19, 01:13

While Connecticut is poised Wednesday to usher in a successive Democratic top executive, Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has been insistent he represents a new beginning for the state.The successful businessman, who has not previously held elected office beyond a two-year stint on the Greenwich Board of Selectman, has promised he will ...

Agencies warn Lamont of looming surge in state retirements

Health 12/09/18, 12:19

Agency heads have told Connecticut's incoming governor that large numbers of veteran employees will retire in the coming years, departures that could deal a blow to both institutional knowledge and state finances.The Connecticut State Police could be among the most severely affected agencies, with as many as 401 of 970 ...

Lamont names chief of staff, state budget director picks

Business 12/04/18, 15:25

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont has chosen a former Westport hedge fund executive to be his chief of staff and Hartford's current chief financial officer to be Connecticut's next top budget official.Likely to become two of the most important members of the Democrat's new administration, both are lauded by Lamont for having ...

Lamont announces transition team after meeting with Malloy

Business 11/08/18, 19:34

Gov.-elect Ned Lamont took the first steps toward taking on his new job, announcing a transition team he said will focus heavily on Connecticut's budget and economic development.Governor Dannel P. Malloy, right, talks with Connecticut's new governor-elect Ned Lamont at the Governor's residence for lunch in Hartford, Conn., Thursday, Nov. ...

National GOP investing in Stefanowski, hoping to win seat

Business 10/05/18, 00:18

Businessman Bob Stefanowski, the Republican contender for Connecticut governor, is winning the battle for outside help over his Democratic rival, as the Republican Governors Association buys up TV ad time in hopes of securing the state's top political job once again.The RGA has so far poured nearly $1.6 million into ...

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