The Department of Transportation has refused a Freedom of Information request for data to support DOT Commissioner James Redeker’s testimony before the State Bond Commission.read more
Empty school desks and chairs were arranged on the steps of the U.S. District Courthouse in Bridgeport Tuesday for a press conference with parents of children who have been denied entry into magnet schools because of their race.read more
Connecticut dropped twelve places to rank second worst in the nation for fiscal solvency, according to an annual ranking of states released last week by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.read more
Connecticut was ranked 47th out of 50 states for its business tax climate, a drop from 44th last year, in the latest study from the Tax Foundation.read more
When Connecticut issued bonds in June of 2018, the bond covenant said Connecticut would strictly adhere to its new $1.9 billion bonding cap until 2023 -- with no changes to underlying statutes and no exceptions. However, language contradicts the legislature's...read more
As his term concludes, it’s entirely predictable that Governor Malloy would seek to shape his legacy for the history books. But the “spin” in his recent op/ed for the Hartford Courant is so dizzyingly incomplete and inaccurate in important respects that it warrants a response.read more
The Fitch Files
Cheryl tried to opt out of her union based on her religious beliefs and donate her fees to charity. They wouldn’t let her.read more
The Fitch Files: “Devastating” accusations of sexual favoritism and hostile work environment at Dept. of Revenue Services
The resignation of Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan has left Marilee Corr Clark, DRS’s Tax Legal Director, “terrified.”read more
On a Side Note
If the accused were trying to “stick it to the man,” they stuck it to the wrong one – the taxpayers who have been forced to subsidize these bad decisions through higher taxes.
Five hints from the Malloy administration to Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin on how to stay the least popular governor in America.
Connecticut already has what many regionalism proponents want — shared services and regional decision-making entities. This raises the question, “Why the renewed push for regionalism?”
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