The personal finance lessons of brunch

The personal finance lessons of brunch

Me, I’m not a brunch guy. I don’t eat eggs and that makes brunch a writeoff. Will that be pancakes or waffles? Syrup on top, or the usual gnarly slices of unripe fruit? Others adore brunch – or at least they adore talking about it. The other day, I read a defence of brunch on […]

Conservatives pick Morneau, Hussen for marathon grillings on finance, immigration

Conservatives pick Morneau, Hussen for marathon grillings on finance, immigration

Finance Minister Bill Morneau listens to a question during a news conference in Ottawa last week. CHRIS WATTIE/Reuters Bill Morneau and Ahmed Hussen will each face a four-hour grilling on the floor of the House of Commons this week as the Conservatives target the ministers of finance and immigration. Once a year, the Official Opposition […]

Fiji works with R20 coalition to finance Pacific green infrastructure

Fiji works with R20 coalition to finance Pacific green infrastructure

FIJI has joined forces with Regions of Climate Action (R20) and Reunion Island to create the Sub-national Climate Fund for Islands and coastal regions (SnCF Islands).A Government statement issued today said they would work together to foster the development of green infrastructure projects for the Pacific in renewable energy, waste management and municipal lighting, and […]

Stamford finance board to set mill rate Monday night

Stamford finance board to set mill rate Monday night

STAMFORD — The Board of Finance is set to meet at 6 p.m. Monday to set the mill rate, which determines the new tax rates for fiscal 2018-19. The meeting, originally slated for May 15, had to be postponed because three board members were stuck on Metro-North trains stopped by tree branches and other debris […]

New London Finance Board approves boost to education budget

New London Finance Board approves boost to education budget

New London — The city’s Finance Board offered a boost to the education budget on Tuesday, approving a $600,000 increase over the City Council’s proposal. The board voted 3-2 to increase the $42.93 million proposed school budget to $43.53 million. Board members Donald Macrino, Lonnie Braxton and Stephanie Brown voted in favor. Members Jerome Fischer and […]

UK 'needs green finance plan'

UK 'needs green finance plan'

The UK government needs to come up with a plan to secure finance to meet the country’s carbon budgets because policy changes have led to a collapse in clean energy investment, according to MPs on parliament’s Environmental Audit Committee (EAC).  A new EAC report warns that clean power investment fell 56% last year, and is now […]

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