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Proposed Connecticut Infrastructure Bank could unlock ‘billions, if not trillions’ of...

The bank would “finance a loan program with funds appropriated from the Special Transportation Fund or other sources of revenue designated for infrastructure improvements.

Lamont’s education plan includes more funds from municipalities, district consolidations

“With all due respect to the new governor and state legislature, this kind of a structural shift has implications that will extend far beyond the best intentions of present leadership," says Newtown First Selectman Dan Rosenthal.

Mixed reaction to Gov. Ned Lamont’s budget proposal

Among those criticizing aspects of the new governor's plan: Hospitals, accountants, and Republican lawmakers.

Lamont pitches school consolidation plan to Fairfield County first selectmen

"It’s important to lead with the carrot and not force peoples’ hands,” the governor said.

Lamont’s budget: No income tax increase, but tolls and expansion of...

Lamont’s budget has two tolling scenarios – truck-only and cars and trucks. The governor estimates that out-of-state drivers could provide over 40 percent of the state’s tolling revenue.

Facing some harsh realities, CSCU head Mark Ojakian vows to keep...

"There are many new members in the General Assembly this year, so we have to educate them about our system and what we do," says Ojakian of the organization that's weighing a variety of tuition scenarios for the 2019-20 school year.

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.”