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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.

State Sen. Tony Hwang: Legislature must deal with ‘hard decisions’ this...

“I’m open to every discussion – I’m not a pure ‘no’" on electronic tolls, as are some of his high-profile Republican colleagues, the Transportation Committee member says.

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.

CT Port Authority unveils maritime strategy, pledges increased attention to county

"We don’t have the luxury of thinking big city versus small town," said Port Authority Board Chairman Scott Bates. "We want to be a champion for the entire state."

Siblings, inspired by father, open home goods/furniture store in Southport

Following in the footsteps of their father, sibling-owned Coco and Co. offers handcrafted furniture. refurbished antiques, custom crafted jewelry, planters, apparel and other household items.

No simple answers in first public hearing on highway tolls

Which highways would have tolls, where they would be located, and how much they would cost drivers are among the questions yet to be answered.

Reverse mortgages gaining legitimacy, if not popularity, in region

While reverse mortgages still have a negative connotation for many, those fears are mostly misplaced, according to Nick Buscaglia, senior vice president for residential mortgage at M&T Bank.

Connecticut Senate narrowly approves $1.57B union concessions deal

Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman cast the tie-breaking vote in a Senate divided on the deal along party lines.

Conn. lawmakers push to override Malloy’s veto of housing bill

"I’d say we have more than a fighting chance" of overriding the veto, said state Rep. Brenda Kupchick (R-132nd), covering Fairfield and Southport.

CT Gov. Malloy won’t seek third term as governor

Shelton Mayor Mark Lauretti, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton, Trumbull First Selectman Tim Herbst, and State Sen. Tony Hwang are all potential names to become the state's 89th govenor.

GE leaves ‘a hole in Fairfield’s soul’ — and economy

The April 11 event at Fairfield University was marked by audience cries of "How?" in response to generalities about fixing the economy.

General Assembly committee passes bills revising ‘8-30g’ law

Two state legislative bills to change a controversial affordable housing law will move to Connecticut's House of Representatives for a vote.

East Windsor moves closer to getting new Conn. casino

Still in the running is Windsor Locks; either way, the government must ultimately agree to allowing a third gambling site in the state.

Hwang: Human toll too great to add casinos

“We need to understand that we don’t have a revenue problem. We have a spending discipline problem," says State Sen. Tony Hwang.

Hwang hosting forum on insurance rate increases at Sacred Heart U.

Included will be a panel discussion featuring insurance and health care policy experts and a Q & A session.