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Economic development commissioner seeks overhaul of film tax credit program

Lehman questioned if the program's costs outweighed its benefits.

Norwalk and Stamford receive state funds for property renewal projects

$45 million was allocated to 12 Connecticut municipalities.

Women’s Business Development Council touts accomplishments during pandemic

This month, the Women's Business Development Council will award nearly $400,000 in grants to 44 businesses, 32% of which are minority-owned.

Median sales price for CT single-family homes hits historic peak

The median sale price for condos reached a 10-year high.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 10 deaths in CT; Hospitals increasing capacity; Federal aid...

Dr. Matthew Cartter, the state epidemiologist with the Department of Public Health, estimated that the number of deaths will be "much greater" than the approximately 300-600 recorded each flu season.

Lamont, DECD issue guidance on tonight’s closure of nonessential businesses

“I know this pandemic has brought disruption to all of our lives," Gov. Ned Lamont said, "but we need to pull together as a community and practice social distancing in order to reduce the spread of this virus and protect the well-being of our neighbors and our loved ones.” Lamont said.

Bars, restaurants doing what they can in face of COVID-19 ban

“Restaurants are not buying a lot of kegs these days,” one craft brewer noted wryly.

COVID-19 UPDATE: 29 new positive tests in CT, 5th death

Since the governor repeated his request on Friday for members of the public, businesses, and philanthropic organizations to consider donating items of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), more than 100 entities have filled out the donation form expressing interest in giving.

COVID-19 update: 96 positive cases; Congress to consider $1 trillion spending...

The $1 trillion spending proposal from the White House would include $500 billion in direct payments to Americans. Indications are that that bill will be introduced early next week.

Auditors fault DECD for mishandling of grants during Malloy era

The report by the bipartisan Auditors of Public Accounts says two companies received $16 million and $20 million, respectively, when they were each eligible for just $10 million.

Gov. Lamont says state of the state ‘getting stronger, but we...

Attracting more business to Connecticut, reducing some taxes and tuition fees, legalizing marijuana – and, of course, bringing tolls back to state highways – were some of the themes of Gov. Ned Lamont’s “State of the State” address at the State Capitol’s Hall of the House of Representatives on Feb. 5.

Need to ‘do a better job’ in marketing CT to business...

Marketing an individual company is obviously not the same as marketing an entire state. But according to Peter Denious, who in August was appointed...

Charter Communications CEO Tom Rutledge named to CERC board

In addition to the Stamford executive, the CERC board voted to add leaders from Eversource, Avangrid Networks, the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, and Quinnipiac University.

Colin Cooper named state’s chief manufacturing officer

Meanwhile, Arthur House, the state’s chief cybersecurity risk officer, has left that position.

DECD Chief David Lehman: ‘Amazing challenge’ to fix state’s woes, but...

“We are focusing on what money is going out and what we are getting in return,” the Greenwich resident says. “Ultimately it’s about the cost to the taxpayer – and I am certainly one of those."
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