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CT Attorney General Tong promises redress for ‘stunning failure’ of utilities...

"Why were Eversource and United Illuminating so woefully underprepared once again?" wonders Attorney General William Tong.

As power outages linger in Connecticut, Eversource CEO urged to resign

The co-chair of the state’s Energy & Technology Committee is calling for the head of Eversource to resign, as statewide power outages remain in the 90,000 range, nearly a week after Tropical Storm Isaias.

Connecticut launches investigation into utilities’ Isaias performance as pols’ tempers rise

The inquiry will help "determine whether the companies are meeting their legal obligations and whether any penalties need to be applied," Gov. Ned Lamont said. "The people of Connecticut deserve better than the service they are receiving.”

State Sen. Tony Hwang voices support for Gov. Lamont’s rejection of...

"This was an attempted power play by the tribes to use the pandemic to bypass the legislature not only to gain approval for online gambling but to gain the exclusive right to offer it in Connecticut,” wrote Hwang and former Rep. Robert Steele.

Dems slam brakes on tolls vote; issue remains in political limbo

Next week’s expected vote on tolls has been canceled by Democrat legislators, leaving its future in doubt. But those same leaders have apparently decided they...

Dems tout momentum for tolls at Westport event; Republicans remain unmoved

A new Hartford Courant/Sacred Heart University poll shows growing public support for Gov. Ned Lamont’s 10-year, $19 billion CT2030 plan, which includes tolls for tractor-trailers on 12 highway bridges around the state -- as well as rising public approval of the governor's performance.

Fairfield County lawmakers earn high marks for environmental efforts

“The 2019 session was a major year for environmental policy in Connecticut, with the passage of the new plastic bag restrictions and greater investments into renewable energies,” says Lori Brown, executive director of the bipartisan Connecticut League of Conservation Voters.

Taking a toll on commuters: Lamont woos politicians and residents on...

The future of the governos’s ambitious 10-year, $21 billion CT2030 plan is very much in doubt, with state Republicans remaining skeptical and several of his fellow Democratic lawmakers hedging their bets as next year’s election looms.

Stamford Mayor Martin supports tolls plan; other area legislators split along...

"Like many residents in Stamford, I don't like paying tolls," Martin said, "but I applaud the governor's courageous commitment to fixing our transportation infrastructure while being financially responsible."

Lamont creates Governor’s Workforce Council to improve business conditions

“Our systems don’t talk to each other enough, nor are we talking enough to the businesses where our students will ultimately seek employment,” Lamont said. “The status quo will no longer do." Council members include top executives at Bigelow Tea, Synchrony, and AQR Capital Management.

Sacred Heart University launches legislator-in-residence program

State Sen. Tony Hwang and State Rep. Cristin McCarthy Vahey are the first legislators to participate.

$21.8 million Bobby Valentine Athletic Center bows at SHU

The three-story, 57,400-square foot facility will be “the major exclamation point on my caring, my giving and my work," the former Major League Baseball player/manager, and Sacred Heart executive director of athletics, said.

Connecticut Republicans say UTC-Raytheon merger bad for the state

“This jarring announcement from arguably our best-known, highest-profile business has got to serve as an overdue wake-up call to the governor and to the Democrat-controlled state legislature," says Republican state Sen. Tony Hwang.

Conn. craft brewers wary of legislation that could impinge on their...

“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?”

CT casino expansion takes legislative step forward

One would establish an open-bidding process for a new casino – most likely in Bridgeport – while the other would ease the way for the construction of a tribes-operated casino in East Windsor.