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Senate Republican Leader Fasano won’t seek re-election

The 61-year-old Fasano, who has served nine terms in the state senate, frequently clashed with Democratic governors Dannel Malloy and Ned Lamont, often around fiscal issues. He was also a vocal opponent of Lamont’s electronic tolls plan, which ultimately came to naught.

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.

Paul Mounds replaces Ryan Drajewicz as governor’s chief of staff

Mounds, the first African-American to hold the chief of staff post in state history, has previously worked with Gov. Dannel Malloy, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, and U.S. Rep. John Larson.

Connecticut DECD Commissioner Catherine Smith stepping down

During her eight years in the post, Smith spearheaded a variety of programs to generate economic activity and expand business across Connecticut.

Malloy allocates $30.8M to nonprofits for infrastructure improvements

Eight Fairfield County nonprofits were among the 92 organizations receiving state funds.

Trump’s promise of more funds for Opportunity Zones greeted with tempered...

“These are areas that can’t grow by themselves – they need private investment," says Betsy Paynter, executive director of redevelopment agency CityCenter Danbury.

Frontier Airlines returning to Bradley International Airport

The airline, which ceased operating out of Bradley International Airport in 2011, will begin nonstop flights to Denver on March 28.

After Obamacare ruled unconstitutional, CT lawmakers and health care officials scramble

“We are committed to upholding the ACA and the support it provides to the residents of our state,” said AHCT CEO James Michel.

Katharine Wade resigns as Insurance Department commissioner

Wade’s announcement arrives just three weeks before Gov.-elect Ned Lamont is inaugurated on Jan. 9. Lamont has not said who he has in mind for the CID commissioner job.

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman to become new CT Dem chair

Erick Russell, a lawyer who chairs the Connecticut Bar Association’s LGBT section, is expected to be nominated as the party’s vice chairman.

Tech boot camp for job seekers opening in Stamford

Courses are set to begin in the first quarter of 2019.

Stamford Transportation Center receiving millions from fed, state for upgrades

According to Gov. Dannel Malloy, the investment will ensure the station can operate in a state of good repair for the next 25 years and beyond.

Malloy proposes millions of dollars for Bridgeport economic development

The proposals to the state bond commission include $7 million for improvements to Sikorsky Memorial Airport.

Job listings site Indeed to bring another 500 jobs to Stamford

The job site plans to invest $66 million toward its expansion and is exploring real estate options to accommodate the growth.

Fiscal Stability Commission delivers ‘Report 2.0’ to fix CT economy

Among the new recommendations: lowering the state’s deficit by at least $1 billion and installing electronic tolls on major highways.