| Apr 6, 2012
The sarcastic old quip — "It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy" — seems to fit this week's sob story about KidsPeace.
KidsPeace, a so-called treatment network for troubled youths, once had 10,000 children under its control, often placed...
| Apr 11, 2012
| 7:06 PM
The jury is still out on the impact of the state's decision to dump certain criminals into the county's lap, according to Orange County 5th District Supervisor Pat Bates.
About 3,500 nominally nonviolent felons will be transferred to the county's...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Gov. Dannel Malloy's estimate of pension savings over 20 years was wrong by $3.1 billion, the legislature's nonpartisan fiscal office said Friday.
Malloy had announced that the state would save $4.8 billion over 20 years from a negotiated deal last...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 3:02 PM
After the largest tax increase in Connecticut state history, a key Wall Street rating agency downgraded the state's bonds Friday as the state is teeter-tottering toward a deficit in the current fiscal year.
The Moody's Investors Service rating agency...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:58 AM
NEW YORK -- Eastman Kodak, the once mighty icon of the photography industry, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Thursday.
Kodak's (EK, Fortune 500) stock plunged 30% in premarket trading.
The company said it has obtained $950 million in...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:20 PM
2012 could be a good year for home sales in Wichita and across the country
According to analysts at Moody's, existing home sales are expected to rise 12% nationwide. Local realtors say Wichita's housing market will also see similar growth.
"I look for...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 4:50 PM
Just days after a key Wall Street rating agency downgraded the state's bonds, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy called upon the state legislature to pour more money into the state pension plan.
Malloy said his actions had nothing to do with the downgrade by ...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:31 AM
The former state legislator pretty much says that Gov. Molloy and his administration don't want to face facts about the state's books and that they are trying to deflect attention away from the real problem by attacking Moody's and its role in the 2008...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 1:13 PM
Rather than do a cartoon directly about Moody's downgrade of Connecticut's bond rating, I chose to illustrate one of the reasons why. Connecticut state workers have some of the cushiest pensions in the United States and we can't afford it. The pensions...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 2:43 PM
Moody’s, that all-powerful and all-knowing rating service, has now downgraded Connecticut’s state bonds because we’re apparently slipping toward another deficit.
So far, those other Wall Street investor rating service gurus, Standard...
| Dec 19, 2012
| 5:15 AM
Battered by the recession and a high debt load, the Field Museum on Tuesday announced plans to cut staff, overhaul its operations and limit the scope of its research.
A comprehensive plan being drawn up by museum officials also could include changes to...