4Connecticut falls to 44th in economic ranking of states

Connecticut’s economic outlook is the seventh-worst in the country, according to a new report by the American Legislative Exchange Council, exactly matching the state’s ranking for past economic performance. The Nutmeg State earned its lowest ranking yet in the fifth edition of Rich States, Poor States, falling to 44 despite ranking as high as 32 ...

3State funding for Communist Party building in New Haven delayed

The Connecticut Bond Commission delayed a vote Friday on a $300,000 grant for the New Haven People’s Center, according to the CTMirror. Raising Hale reported on the item before the commission meeting this morning. More from the Mirror: “An organization like this should never have made it onto the bond commission agenda,” Rep. Sean J. ...

0It could happen here: Blog police

California politicians are getting into the business of regulating websites that earn money from political campaigns, according to CalWatchdog, a brazen attempt at interfering with the most important kind of speech. Talk about the fox guarding the chicken coop. Politicians are going to pass judgment on political coverage? Even the name of the regulator sounds ...

1Bond Commission to vote on $300,000 grant for left-wing hub in New Haven

The Connecticut Bond Commission will consider a $300,000 grant Friday to the New Haven People’s Center, an organization with ties to the Communist Party. According to the commission’s agenda, the center will use the money for “exterior masonry repairs, new roofing, gutters and soffits, window replacement, heating system improvements and interior flooring improvements.” The funding ...

2Each Connecticut resident owes $5,800 for state retiree healthcare, down $2,000 since last estimate

Connecticut’s long-term liabilities went in the right direction for a change, according to a draft report by the state’s new healthcare actuaries, falling from about $8,700 per person to $5,800. Medical and prescription drug benefits for a 50-year-old retired state employee cost about $10,000 a year, according to the report by the Segal Company in ...