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MassMutual's offices in Enfield, Connecticut, which will close as part of an expansion in Massachusetts.
Don Treeger / The Republican

A town official in Enfield, Connecticut, said he was surprised by the news its largest taxpayer will be leaving, but is confident another corporation will take its place.

MassMutual has announced it’s closing its facility in Enfield, and moving all of its employees there over the border to its headquarters in Springfield. 

Governor Dannel Malloy avoided the state’s fiscal problems and instead focused on big policy goals as he gave his last State of the State address at the start of the General Assembly’s legislative session. 

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is to give his final State of the State address to lawmakers at the beginning their 2018 legislative session on Wednesday. The Democrat, who’s not seeking a third term, is expected to call for the return of highway tolls, spending cuts and a range of tax changes.

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy has released a preview of the budget proposal he’ll be presenting to state lawmakers on Wednesday. It includes a provision aimed at helping Connecticut taxpayers get around the new $10,000 federal limit on state and local property tax deductions.

Two new developments may slow down or ultimately halt efforts to construct the proposed third Connecticut casino in East Windsor.

Governor Dannel Malloy has unveiled his proposals to close Connecticut’s latest budget gap, and improve the state’s fiscal outlook in coming years. But it appears his ideas may face opposition in the legislature as the new session gets underway.

Amarilys De Leon, at right, and her daughter, Mayrangelique Rojas De Leon, in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
Jill Kaufman / NEPR

Among the thousands of people who left Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria hit last year, many have come to New England. And for a variety of reasons, they won’t return to the island.   

Governor Dannel Malloy is introducing a proposal to restore funding for transportation projects.

Kerry Taylor and her husband are self-employed farmers from Salem. She said her family has to consider health insurance costs when balancing the annual business budget.