by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 8, 2017 11:26 am | Comments (7)
Hartford—As the clock struck midnight, much of New Haven’s wish list was left behind, with a big exception: It now appears the city will get its hands on 15 pieces of long-neglected state-owned properties.
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by Paul Bass | Jun 8, 2017 11:05 am | Comments (12)
New Haven won’t take over ownership of Union Station, but it will gain more control of its destiny and gain millions of new dollars for bike lanes and pedestrian access, under a deal with the state announced Wednesday.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 6, 2017 11:56 am | Comments (13)
The Board of Alders gave final passage to a new city budget that shaves another $2.4 million off Mayor Toni Harp’s original proposal — and acknowledged that what happens in Hartford might force more cuts mid-year.
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by Lucy Gellman | Jun 5, 2017 2:32 pm | Comments (15)
Connecticut’s lieutenant governor hasn’t ruled out a gubernatorial run — but she’s waiting for a tough budget season to play out before declaring her final decision.
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by Staff | Jun 1, 2017 11:17 am | Comments (1)
An act requiring emergency generators for certain elderly housing made it out of the Senate Wednesday.
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by Markeshia Ricks | Jun 1, 2017 6:29 am | Comments (11)
Hartford — A local lawmaker told supporters of bills that would significantly restrict the use of solitary confinement and establish stronger penalties for police officers who use excessive force to be prepared to continue the fight in the next legislative session.
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by Paul Bass | May 18, 2017 3:19 pm | Comments (4)
New Haven state legislators’ late-session push for a police accountability law picked up support from a former top cop.
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by Markeshia Ricks | May 9, 2017 6:59 am | Comments (10)
State Rep. Josh Elliott had a question for the crowd of progressive activists: Would they rather see legislators stand their ground on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, and risk no movement on minimum wage should it fail? Or should legislators support a compromise bill to raise the wage incrementally to, say, $11.25?
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by Paul Bass | May 9, 2017 6:38 am | Comments (4)
The state’s latest budget crisis has New Haven Mayor Toni Harp preparing for a local hit — but she’s determined not to tip the city’s hand.
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by Christopher Peak | Apr 26, 2017 7:10 am | Comments (8)
Hartford—A small bump in the statewide sales tax and other reforms could deliver up to $55 million into New Haven’s coffers — bringing the city a step closer to locating missing revenue it needs from the state government.
Continue reading ‘Cities, Nonprofits Push State On Revenues’