GOP pension reforms dropped as CT leaders aim for budget deal Wednesday

17 October 2017, 12:34 pm

I think we all have hope that we can come to an agreement on something that’s best for the state.” Connecticut now has gone 109 days into the new fiscal year without a new, two-year budget. Analysts say state finances, unless adjusted, will run $3.5 ...... Read More »

Forbes: 7 Connecticut Billionaires on List of Top 400 Wealthiest

17 October 2017, 10:19 am

Seven Connecticut residents, who have a combined net worth of $47.2 billion, made this year’s Forbes’ list of the 400 wealthiest people in the United States. For a little perspective, the Connecticut General Assembly has been desperately struggling for ...... Read More »

CT Politics: Newlywed lawmakers postpone honeymoon amid budget stalemate

17 October 2017, 10:02 am

The GOP senator from Westbrook and House Democrat from Stamford became Mr. and Mrs. on Saturday, with colleagues celebrating their cross-the-aisle matrimony in a postcard setting at the mouth of Connecticut River in Old Lyme. But with the balance of power ...... Read More »

Mosquitoes in 2 CT towns test positive for EEE

17 October 2017, 8:55 am

Officials from CAES said in CT, “outbreaks of EEE have occurred sporadically in horses and pheasants since 1938. The first locally-acquired human case and fatality occurred in October 2013 in eastern Connecticut.” Britain's Prince William and his wife ...... Read More »

CT ranks 44th in U.S. tax climate ranking

17 October 2017, 4:23 am

Connecticut has dropped a rung on the latest business tax climate ladder, according to the latest assessment from the conservative Tax Foundation. Connecticut ranks 44th in the country in the foundation's 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index, down from ...... Read More »

These 26 CT Communities Could See Credit Downgrades: Moody’s

17 October 2017, 3:22 am

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s budget woes are now filtering down to municipalities in the form of potential credit downgrades as the 100+ day stalemate without a budget continues. Moody’s Investors Service has placed 26 cities and towns and three ...... Read More »

Environmental Scores of Connecticut Lawmakers Drop

17 October 2017, 3:00 am

HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 2 p.m.) The state’s fiscal issues put Connecticut’s environment on the backburner this year, according to the Connecticut League of Conservation Voters. The League releases a scorecard every year and ranks the 36 Senators and ...... Read More »

Lack of state budget could put CT municipalities in financial bind, Moody’s says

17 October 2017, 2:00 am

Moody’s Investors Service announced plans to review the ratings of 26 Connecticut cities and towns and three Connecticut regional school districts for downgrade, impacting approximately $3.5 billion in outstanding debt. Moody’s has also assigned ...... Read More »

Woman accused of killing son, setting home on fire facing extradition back to CT

17 October 2017, 12:14 am

Ziolkowski appeared before a judge Monday, but didn't enter a plea. Her public defender had no comment. Meriden, Connecticut Fire Marshal Steve Trella released a report on the November fire, saying the woman used Tiki torch oil as an accelerant.... Read More »

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