by Staff | Feb 20, 2019 4:29 pm | Comments (2)
Gov. Ned Lamont Wednesday unveiled a proposed $43 billion two-year budget that seeks to straighten out state finances by refinancing debt, capping new borrowing and future pensions, and socking it to hospitals and Coke and Sunny D drinkers.
Continue reading ‘Low-Wage Workers Win; Hospitals, Sunny D Drinkers Lose’
by Paul Bass | Feb 19, 2019 4:14 pm | Comments (30)
When Gov. Ned Lamont unveils his first proposed budget Wednesday, look for Robyn Porter and Joshua Elliott at times to cheer — while also preparing to fight.
Continue reading ‘State Dems Split On Taxing The 1%’
by Staff | Feb 18, 2019 7:31 am | Comments (26)
That didn’t take long.
Continue reading ‘Lamont Proposes Tolls, Takes Page From Weicker’
by Staff | Feb 15, 2019 12:53 pm | Comments (11)
When officers leave New Haven for the suburbs — as dozens have been — the city is losing an average of $31,600 in the cost of training them. (Their new employers generally assume that cost.) Assistant Police Chief Rachael Cain traveled to Hartford Thursday to ask state legislators to help ease that burden by passing a law to require cops who leave the department within five years of obtaining certification to reimburse the city for training costs; the current law sets the limit for reimbursement at two years.
Continue reading ‘Cain Makes Case On Cop-Poaching’
by Paul Bass | Feb 15, 2019 7:47 am | Comments (4)
Queens’s loss wouldn’t necessarily be Connecticut’s gain.
Continue reading ‘Dillon Cautions vs. Amazon Rush’
by Sam Gurwitt | Feb 13, 2019 2:17 pm | Comments (3)
While Hamden regional business people, state legislators, and citizens tucked into a breakfast of bacon, eggs, and pastries on Wednesday, Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz got them ready to diet on debt.
Continue reading ‘Bysiewicz Serves “Debt Diet” Breakfast To Hamden Regional Chamber’
by Kevin Maloney | Feb 13, 2019 2:02 pm | Comments (2)
Continue reading ‘Hard Times In Budget Town’
by Paul Bass | Feb 11, 2019 4:47 pm | Comments (47)
Another parking garage, as pictured above?
Or, as pictured above, a “twin tower” of apartments and stores surrounded by smaller buildings with a pedestrian neighborhood feel?
Those are two competing visions now on the table for the 1.6-acre asphalt stretch of Union Avenue between Route 34 and the existing Union Station parking garage.
Continue reading ‘What Makes Sense At Union Station?’
by Thomas Breen | Feb 7, 2019 2:36 pm | Comments (14)
Over $150,000 of lead-covered copper flashing was stolen from the north wall of Edgerton Park, leaving the century-old stone structure exposed to the destructive influence of freezing and thawing water for the remainder of the winter.
Continue reading ‘Copper Heist Strips Edgerton Park’
by Staff | Feb 4, 2019 3:05 pm | Comments (3)
A commenter named ElmCityAle posed the following question in a comment posted to a recent story about the decision by Yale to lease the half of the 100 College St. tower left vacant by Alexion Pharmaceuticals’ decision to move much of its local operation to Boston:
It would be helpful if NHI included a thorough accounting of the payback of 100% of all public funds involved in the Alexion incentive deal. This was also requested in several comments of the NHI story that broke the news of Alexion moving their headquarters to Boston.
Continue reading ‘You Asked: State Says Alexion Paid Back $28M’