Millstone bill passes House, goes to governor

After blocking similar bills over two years, the House of Representatives voted 75 to 66 for final passage Thursday of a measure variously derided as a windfall for a major energy company and praised as a responsible first step toward stabilizing the finances of Connecticut’s last nuclear plant. The bill would permit, not require, state […]

Share This Article:

read more

Amazon HQ2 grabs 238 bids

Amazon received 238 proposals from cities and regions in 54 states, provinces, districts and territories across North America, the e-commerce giant said Monday. The company expects to invest over $5 billion in construction and grow its second headquarters to include as many as 50,000 high-paying jobs — a full equal to its Seattle campus, Amazon said. […]

Share This Article:

read more

Senate To Vote Wednesday on a $40 Billion State Budget That Remains Under Wraps

With no documents available, the state Senate is planning to vote on a $40 billion state budget Wednesday evening. Earlier in the afternoon, the legislature’s tax-writing finance committee will vote to adopt revenue estimates for the two-year taxing and spending plan, paving the way for the Senate vote. The House is tentatively scheduled to vote […]

Share This Article:

read more

Lawmakers finally reach budget deal

After a marathon session of shuttle diplomacy in Capitol meeting rooms that started Monday afternoon, Connecticut’s 116-day budget impasse finally ended at 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, when legislative leaders agreed they have a deal that can be voted on later in the week. Between late in the afternoon Monday and right up to the agreement […]

Share This Article:

read more

September construction starts jump 14%

The value of construction starts surged 14% from August to a seasonally adjusted rate of $814.8 billion in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The rebound was driven by the nonresidential sector, which spiked 37% month over month.  A lethargic public works sector pushed nonbuilding down 3%, while residential — both single-family and multifamily […]

Share This Article:

read more

Republicans, Democrats Agree On Compromise Budget, But Malloy Hasn’t Seen It

Republican and Democratic state legislators hope to vote next week on a budget agreement that they reached Wednesday afternoon, possibly ending a crippling dispute that began early this year. Anticipating a potential veto from Malloy, Aresimowicz said there could be 101 votes in the House and 24 in the Senate supporting the bipartisan deal. Legislative […]

Share This Article:

read more

Legislative Leaders Set Wednesday Deadline For Budget Deal

Legislative leaders said they expect to know whether they will have a two-year, bipartisan budget deal by 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. After 13 days of closed-door negotiations, legislative leaders will have poured over more than 1,000 pages of budget line items and talked through their differences. The arbitrary deadline they’ve given themselves is 2:30 p.m. […]

Share This Article:

read more

Amazon considering redesign of planned North Haven distribution center

Amazon has approval to build an 855,000 square-foot warehouse and distribution center at 415 Washington Ave. (Route 5) that would yield 1.2 million square feet in floor space to ceiling. The investment in the land and construction is estimated to be about $129 million and the personal property, including robotics, is estimated to add $130 […]

Share This Article:

read more