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California and New York led the states with the most expensive luxury real estate markets.
"Connecticut's realtors have their fingers on the pulse of our state economy -- when markets are looking strong, they're often the first ones to see it," said State Sen. Will Haskell (D-26th), the first Democrat to get the group's nod in that district in a decade.
“This is not a time to just speak out and then go back to business,” Gov. Ned Lamont said. “Let’s not let this crisis go to waste.”
The telecommunications provider LeBlanc Communications Group Inc. is rebranding as Cumulus Communications Inc.
The land trust intends to keep Gilbertie’s -- the largest certified organic greenhouse operation in the Northeast -- as a working farm in perpetuity and is exploring ways the farm can be more accessible to the community.
Bridgeport Mayor Joe Ganim, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Norwalk Mayor Harry Rilling, and Trumbull First Selectman Vicki Tesoro were all re-elected, while State Rep. Fred Camillo is taking as Greenwich First Selectman from the retiring Peter Tesei.
Connecticut’s property tax burden per capita is almost twice the U.S. average and third-highest in the U.S., according to the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities report.
“Connecticut is not a good place to do business right now,” says Mark Szamatulski, co-owner of Veracious Brewing Co. in Monroe. “None of us make the rules, and if they can just keep shifting them around to benefit the bigger guys, where does that leave us?”
“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.
"It’s important to lead with the carrot and not force peoples’ hands,” the governor said.
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.
Another bill would establish the Connecticut Infrastructure Bank to provide financial support for infrastructure projects.
The state had 3,572,665 residents between July 1, 2017, and July 2018, representing a loss of 1,215 residents.
Reverie Brewing Co. is under construction on Church Hill Road, while Asylum Brewing Co. has received the town’s okay to become the first for-profit commercial tenant at Fairfield Hills.