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.
Hartford—New Haven is counting on the state to send it an extra $31 million this year, but those funds could be in danger, especially now that a compromise budget between Democrats and Republicans has stalled at the 11th hour.
James Redeker brought a check and a smile to New Haven Tuesday, but he wasn’t budging in his opposition to the city’s efforts to gain control of Union Station from the state — an idea that advanced this week.
One of the heartbreaks of Karaine Smith-Holness’s 20-plus career as a hair stylist, business owner, mentor and teacher was to tell a young woman that she couldn’t take the test to become a licensed cosmetologist — because the state only allows it on a case-by-case basis.
A new bill aimed at providing more employment opportunities for the formerly incarcerated could change that.
When Jeff Moreno became a Livable City Initiative neighborhood specialist for the Hill, he tried to get someone to clean up a fenced lot near the end of Rosette Street. At first he didn’t know the identity of the nuisance landlord; it turned out to be the state Department of Transportation.
Hartford — A Yale expert on the health impacts of marijuana spent more than two hours cautioning legislators against legalizing the drug, saying a safe system might theoretically exist — but he hasn’t seen one.
Hartford — The state has a backward vision for the train station, so it needs to hand it over to New Haven to run it right.
The city can barely shovel out the station after 10 inches of snow or protect workers from falling ice, let alone develop it for the future.
State and city officials, along with a chorus of community activists, offered those starkly competing visions Monday at a state legislative hearing room here and in press interviews, as a dispute over the future of Union Station burst into public view.