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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Rotary project making progress on Columbus Boulevard

The fourth phase of the city’s Complete Streets Master Plan is making progress. In January, the New Britain Common Council authorized a contract of nearly $3.2 million with Morais Concrete Service out of Springfield, Mass., to oversee upgrades along a section of Columbus Boulevard. The Columbus Boulevard project is expected to be completed by fall 2018. […]

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New Middletown high-rise apartments developer, city banking on walkable cities trend

The developer of the College Street Apartments hopes to sign leases by next fall with tenants who are already clamoring to secure a spot at the 93-unit six-story building a block away from downtown. The construction was delayed about 15 months, said Chuck Hajjar, president of the Milton, Massachusetts-based Hajjar Management Co. Hajjar estimates the […]

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House Democrats propose their own infrastructure plan

House Democrats introduced their own infrastructure plan Wednesday as lawmakers await further details on President Donald Trump’s expected $1 trillion spend, according to The Hill. The New Democrat Coalition’s “fund it, fix it and foster it” strategy would use repatriated taxes to fund infrastructure and seek long-term revenue streams for the Highway Trust Fund. The […]

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