by Thomas MacMillan | May 28, 2014 7:59 am | Comments (39)
A roller-coaster budget season came to an end amid a last-minute flurry of failed amendment proposals, and some hints of a new beginning.
by Michael Stratton | May 22, 2014 3:27 pm | Comments (63)
Freshman Newhalllville/Prospect Hill Alder Michael Stratton (pictured) submitted this opinion piece to offer what he calls the under-reported and neglected true story about his budget fight this session.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 12:18 pm | Comments (9)
Under a new budget amendment from Dixwell Alder Jeanette Morrison, New Haveners wouldn’t have to pay all their annual car tax at once. They could split it into two payments.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 15, 2014 12:16 pm | Comments (19)
By eliminating some proposed new mayoral staff, factoring in new Yale building permits, and flat-funding the Board of Ed, alders managed to cut the mayor’s proposed tax increase by more than half.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 12, 2014 8:12 am | Comments (18)
(News analysis) As a contentious budget season comes to a head, some fundamental questions have surfaced: Has the city been paying millions more than it’s required to for education? Could—and should—that money go toward reducing taxes or paying for other city services?
by Melissa Bailey | May 2, 2014 3:02 pm | Comments (17)
Morgan Stanley had a great idea for how New Haven could save money—by doing business with Morgan Stanley.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 2, 2014 8:28 am | Comments (16)
When a 6-year-old at Wexler-Grant School started having a bronchial spasm, school nurse Gloria Rosati-Culver was there to save her life — because it was a Thursday.
by Thomas MacMillan | May 1, 2014 8:55 am | Comments (24)
Ten new parking meters may soon appear downtown, not to collect change for cars parked on the street, but to help the people asking for change on the sidewalk.
by Thomas MacMillan | Apr 16, 2014 12:34 pm | Comments (10)
In a budget season in which school spending has taken center stage, Alder Michael Stratton is floating a new proposal to examine the Board of Ed budget more deeply.
by Melissa Bailey | Apr 10, 2014 12:24 pm | Comments (31)
“Do you want to change your testimony about these numbers?” asked the trial lawyer.
No, replied the witness.