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Vin Baker was an Olympic basketball player and four-time NBA All Star. The journey from University of Hartford to professional basketball got him rich quick, but it was a lifestyle he couldn't keep up with.

Baker's struggle with alcoholism is well-documented, as is the fact he blew through $100 million. He lost his home and restaurant.

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Honeywell said it has dropped its pursuit of United Technologies. The announcement comes just days after it made its merger bid public. 

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New estimates show the projected deficit in Connecticut's main spending account has grown to about $266 million.

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Say you’re a cash-strapped city, and scattered around town are houses where owners are behind on their property taxes.

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Governor Dannel Malloy seems to be at odds with his transportation commissioner over the issue of congestion pricing. It’s a way to discourage drivers from using highways, but its place in the state’s comprehensive transportation plan is uncertain.

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Home sales finished the year strongly, with a 17.9 percent bump in sales in December of 2015. It marked the best December for the housing market in Connecticut since 2006.

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is unveiling his proposed changes to the two-year state budget enacted last year.

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Hartford Treasurer Adam Cloud will take four years to pay taxpayers back roughly $10,000 -- money he was given for a raise no one remembers approving.

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Connecticut has received a $54 million federal grant to improve shoreline infrastructure and make portions of the state more resilient.

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A court monitor said the state is failing to meet critical measurements because of a lack of funding.

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Governor Dannel Malloy's budget office is projecting Connecticut will end the current fiscal year with a deficit, despite a recent special legislative session that attempted to fix the fiscal problem.

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A  new study shows few low-income Connecticut students earn bachelor degrees within six years of transferring from a community college. 

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Hartford Mayor Luke Bronin announced Wednesday a deal between the city, the developer of Hartford’s new minor league baseball stadium, and the Hartford Yard Goats that will cover a $10.3 million shortfall to complete the stadium.

The city said the stadium will be ready for the team's home opener on May 31. The stadium was originally scheduled to open April 7. 

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New state revenue estimates show Connecticut continues to face deficit problems despite recent efforts by lawmakers to make spending reductions. 

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The University of Connecticut has announced plans to award an additional $5,000 annually to students from Hartford public schools who meet certain academic and attendance goals. 

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