Legislative Leaders, Malloy Meet And Aim For June 29

Legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met for about an hour Wednesday to discuss how to move forward with a two-year budget that closes a $5.1 billion deficit. But they won’t know until after tomorrow whether they will convene June 29 to pass a two-year budget or a continuing resolution. The House needs 76 votes […]

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Trump’s infrastructure plan: How “private” will he go?

The Trump administration has proposed using $200 billion in federal monies to leverage an additional $800 billion from the private sector. It’s an ambitious proposal, one that, if successful, could permanently change the landscape of America. The government can reap huge benefits from public-private partnerships—but only if they are structured correctly. All too often, though, […]

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Tolls left for dead, this year

A controversial bill on highway tolls was pulled from consideration on Tuesday, seconds before it would have been defeated on the House floor. It is likely to be dead for the year. House Majority Leader Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, culminated a 90-minute debate, admitting that there was not enough support in his narrow 79-72 majority to […]

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House votes for final approval of tribes’ casino in East Windsor

The Mashantucket Pequot and Mohegan tribal nations crossed the finish line Wednesday on the last day of the General Assembly’s annual session, victors in a two-year struggle for authorization to jointly develop a casino to compete with an MGM Resorts International casino under construction in Springfield. The House vote of 103 to 46 was surprisingly […]

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Construction Adds 11,000 Jobs in May

The construction industry added 11,000 jobs during May and its unemployment rate improved from April’s level but it was slightly worse than the year-earlier figure, the Labor Dept. has reported. The latest monthly employment report, which the department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics released on June 2, showed that construction’s jobless rate fell to 5.3% in […]

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VA Aims to Unsnarl $1.4B in Delayed Projects

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs is seeking congressional approval for a plan to get moving on $1.4 billion in major construction projects that have been stalled because of differences in funding projects at VA and at the Army Corps of Engineers—which is handling design and construction for VA at those delayed projects. http://www.enr.com/articles/42108-va-aims-to-unsnarl-14b-in-delayed-projects

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Malloy Campaigns For XL Center Renovations

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy used a visit Thursday to the city’s XL Center to campaign for an aggressive, $250 million makeover, as a key legislative committee has whittled away at his initial requests to get to project moving. Malloy is seeking $50 million in 2018 and $75 million in 2019, one half of the renovations, […]

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