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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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Malloy counters with ‘lean, no-frills, no-nonsense’ budget

The governor’s new plan would reduce spending by an additional $150 million over this fiscal year and next combined compared to a September budget Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders recommended. It maintains emergency relief for distressed municipalities by includes a revised formula for redistributing education aid. And while it does shift funding from wealthy communities […]

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Leaders Continue Working Toward Bipartisan Budget Deal

Legislative leaders met for about six hours Monday in a continuing effort to fashion a bipartisan budget proposal that will end the budget stalemate that’s lingered for more than 100 days. They haven’t reached a deal yet, but staff on both sides said there’s been movement from both parties. What’s not clear yet is if […]

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With no plan for replacing Millstone, what are CT’s options?

Millstone’s owner Dominion is arguing it needs help because cheap power produced from natural gas is forcing it to consider shutting Millstone down. But even if legislation does finally pass, it won’t change some basic realities: One day Millstone will close, and Connecticut doesn’t have a plan for that. With no plan for replacing Millstone, […]

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Wage Theft Charged At Farnam Court

A “fat cat” in a plush three-piece suit dangles and strangles a working guy in a yellow construction helmet. The blow-up figures were deployed Thursday afternoon by members and supporters of the New England Regional Council of Carpenters (NERCC) in support of Terail Slaughter, a non-union carpenter who had been employed helping to build the […]

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