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Blog Post: The State Budget and Structural Reform, Part 2: Reforming Connecticut’s Correction, Parole and Probation Systems
Blog Post: Love It or Hate It, It Is Time to Go Back to School.
Blog Post: The State Budget and Structural Reform: Rebalancing Connecticut's Long-Term Care System
Greater Hartford Partnership Releases Second Edition of Community Indicators Report on Metro Hartford Region
Metro Hartford Progress Points: Building a road map to regional solutions
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on Downtown North Development
While the Alliance applauds the administration for its work in development of a vacant parcel in Downtown Hartford for a Minor League Baseball stadium, our support is contingent on DoNo Hartford LLC’s ability to move forward in construction of all parcels. It is vital for the City’s administration to work with DoNo Hartford LLC to move all facets of the project forward.
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on the Minor League Baseball Stadium
The administration must work with the Hartford Stadium Authority to fully understand the financial implications of the debt payments for the cost of constructing the stadium. It needs to fully leverage all nine sources of revenue for repayment....
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on City Relationship with CRDA
The City’s administration must have a strong working relationship with the Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA). The City’s administration and CRDA must work together to continue the progress being made in Downtown...
MEDIA ALERT: Experts Discuss the Digital Data Revolution in Healthcare in New Haven on July 22
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Expresses Appreciation, Concern, Support to Governor and Legislators on State Budget and Economic Competitiveness
On July 7, the Alliance issued a letter to Governor Malloy and State legislators acknowledging their work on the FY’16-FY’17 State budget. The letter expressed the Alliance’s appreciation for efforts to address concerns of private sector employers about the budget and for the inclusion of components aimed at improving the State's spending economic competitiveness. The Alliance also reiterated its concern about the $800 million+ budget deficit projected for FY’18...
CHERE to Offer Two-Day Conference on Non-Traditional Students in Higher Education, Nov. 13-14
Multi-dimensional view to include underrepresented, first generation, best practices and out-of-state experts
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on City Expenditures
The administration must begin setting the groundwork for substantive change in its health and pension costs. The most recent Task Force has recommended several changes the administration can make to improve the system. We encourage the candidates to familiarize themselves with this report.
Hartford Consortium for Higher Education Welcomes New Chair
Mayoral and City Council Elections Update: Alliance Position on Hartford Property Tax and Grand List Growth
The administration must focus on the City’s property tax system in order to encourage private sector development and bolster Grand List growth. We firmly believe that we must work together to move steadily toward a property tax structure that mirrors the rest of the State and thereby achieves a fair and competitive mill rate for all property owners and residents.
SBM Charitable Foundation Grants $30,000 to the Hartford Consortium for Higher Education
Nonprofit to continue support for East Hartford High School, adds Manchester High School
MetroHartford Alliance and reSET Form Partnership to Foster Entrepreneurship in the Greater Hartford Region
MEDIA ALERT: Change of Venue: Leading Political Journalists to Review 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session on June 17
The panel will now be held in the MetroHartford Alliance Board Room.
ADVOCACY ALERT: Alliance Urges Governor Malloy to Veto Budget
The Alliance sent a letter to Governor Malloy on June 12 requesting that he veto the budget passed by the Legislature on June 3. While we appreciate the significant improvements proposed by the Governor in his subsequent press conference, we remain concerned about the absence of a well-defined spending cap and meaningful structural reforms. We must achieve these fundamental objectives sooner rather than later in order to secure the fiscal foundation necessary for private sector job retention and growth.
MEDIA ALERT: Hartford Mayoral Candidates to Share Platforms at June 18 Forum
MEDIA ALERT: Leading Political Journalists to Review 2015 Connecticut Legislative Session on June 17
ADVOCACY ALERT: MetroHartford Alliance Statement on the Connecticut State Budget
We recognize the challenge that Governor Malloy and the Legislature faced this session in crafting a balanced budget that supports job retention and expansion as well personal income growth. Unfortunately, the budget adopted yesterday contains more tax increases and increased spending, both of which serve to undermine the confidence of the private sector to expand employment and to invest capital in Connecticut. As importantly, the budget fails to adopt any structural reforms that the Alliance and others have advocated as necessary to sustain a dynamic economy. We will review these issues and our continuing efforts to strengthen Connecticut as an aggressive and successful competitor for jobs, capital and talent at our next Public Policy Forum scheduled for June 17. Event details will be announced soon.
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