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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.
Developing a consistently reliable DUI test for marijuana users is a key consideration, according to area lawmakers.
During her eight years in the post, Smith spearheaded a variety of programs to generate economic activity and expand business across Connecticut.
The bill would consolidate school districts in towns with a total population of less than 40,000.
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.
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.”
"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.
The legislation also authorizes municipalities to establish a tax-deferment program for their affected federal employees.
"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.
“Wealthier folks are leaving the state, and those who are replacing them don’t have the same level of income," Ryan Raveis Inc. said.
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.
The legislators said that they anticipate to schedule a session of the Senate and the House to vote on the bill on Tuesday.
Gov. Ned Lamont is also encouraging municipalities to delay collecting property taxes from affected employees.
Bruhl discusses what he sees as the county’s strengths, the Business Council’s hopes for the state’s incoming governor – and how the state needs to look beyond its borders for more opportunities.