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Gov. Ned Lamont announces plan to shrink state’s borrowing by 39...

Lamont has announced some of the legislative proposals he will include in his first state budget, as well as a proposal to shrink the state’s borrowing by 39 percent, the equivalent of hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

Av Harris, Bridgeport’s legislative liasion, to take job at Public Health...

Harris is a former WNPR reporter who has worked with Mayor Joe Ganim for the last three years.

Thomas Katsouleas named new UConn president

“One of my highest priorities is to grow research at UConn,” said Katsouleas, currently executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia.

Lamont taps Goldman exec to oversee state’s new economic development strategy

David Lehman, a managing director at Goldman, will serve both as the state’s new commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development  and as the governor’s senior economic adviser.

Connecticut lawmakers say they’re getting closer to legalizing recreational marijuana

Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.

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.

Uphill climb for controversial school district consolidation bills

The bill would consolidate school districts in towns with a total population of less than 40,000.

Fairfield County leads state in median household income – and has...

Continuing flight from New York City and ambitious plans to improve Connecticut's rail system bode well for the future, although one local economics professor wonders if it will truly last.

Banks leading efforts to help affected workers during shutdown

Still looming: the effect of the Small Business Administration's closure. “We’ve got loans that have been approved or are in the process of being approved that are waiting for the SBA,” says Patriot Bank President Richard Muskus Jr. “The SBA had better be ready for a tidal wave of backlog.”

Bridgeport leaders push back on DOT plans to defer rail station...

"The East Side and other adjoining neighborhoods have gotten their hopes up about the possibility of a new rail station and are looking to us as leaders to make it happen,” Mayor Joe Ganim said.

CT lawmakers easily approve loans for unpaid federal workers

The legislation also authorizes municipalities to establish a tax-deferment program for their affected federal employees.

CBIA issues policy priorities for this year’s legislative session

"Connecticut has to build upon our many strengths and not allow bad policy choices to slow us down," says the organization's President and CEO Joe Brennan.

Ryan Raveis: Lack of inventory, decline in county’s richest locales hurting...

“Wealthier folks are leaving the state, and those who are replacing them don’t have the same level of income," Ryan Raveis Inc. said.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy: Thumbs-up for Lamont, thumbs-down for Trump

Noting that he sits on the Senate Appropriations Committee, Murphy said he was determined to “try and bring road and railway money back to Connecticut” this year.

Lamont, legislative leaders reach bipartisan accord on relief bill for workers...

The legislators said that they anticipate to schedule a session of the Senate and the House to vote on the bill on Tuesday.