by Christine Stuart | Feb 5, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Environment | State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — There’s no lack of pressing issues to debate during the 2018 legislative session, but you wouldn’t know that from the anemic amount of pre-filed bills.
The deadline for individual legislators to submit legislation is Feb. 9 and the deadline for committees to propose legislation is Feb. 22.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 2, 2018 1:42pm
Posted to: Poll
HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who isn’t seeking re-election, is still one of the most unpopular governors in the country, according to the latest Morning Consult poll.
Continue reading "Unpopular Until The End" »
by Christine Stuart | Feb 2, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Courts | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | State Budget
NEW BRITAIN, CT — Connecticut officials are looking to use passage of the state budget as one of two reasons they believe the courts should dismiss a 2016 lawsuit filed by almost every hospital in the state.
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by Christine Stuart | Feb 1, 2018 4:26pm
Posted to: State Budget | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — A week before the state of a new legislative session, state Comptroller Kevin Lembo estimated the state budget adopted just three months ago is $244.6 million in the red.
In his monthly letter to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Lembo said he still believes the deficit is larger than the governor’s administration estimates because of the amount of money the state will have to pay to settle legal claims.
Continue reading "Lembo Estimates That Connecticut Is On Track To End the Year With A $244.6M Deficit" »
by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 1:07pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Transportation | Rail | Guilford
GUILFORD, CT—A bipartisan group of shoreline state legislators and first selectman held a press conference at the Guilford train station Wednesday to oppose proposed cuts by the Department of Transportation to the Shore Line East commuter rail line.
Continue reading "Shoreline Lawmakers Seek To Spare Shore Line East From Service Reduction" »
by Jack Kramer | Feb 1, 2018 6:30am
Posted to: Energy | Environment | Branford
BRANFORD, CT — A month after the average Eversource customer saw their monthly bill increase $7, the utility is looking for another rate increase that would start this May.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 4:35pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance
HARTFORD, CT — As promised, the General Assembly on Wednesday voted to override Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s veto of the funding to maintain benefits to the Medicare Savings Program.
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by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 1:11pm
Posted to: The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Environment | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
HARTFORD, CT — In the last year of his term, Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is calling for a 7-cent increase in the gas tax and the establishment of electronic highway tolls by 2023.
Continue reading "Malloy’s Gas Tax And Toll Proposal Has Democratic Support" »
by Christine Stuart | Jan 31, 2018 6:29am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol
HARTFORD, CT — It went unnoticed for months, but a single section of the state budget signed in October is receiving high praise from some and causing alarm for others.
Continue reading "Bond Covenant ‘Straight Jacket’ or ‘Doomsday’ Scenario?" »
by Peter Urban | Jan 31, 2018 12:02am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Transportation | White House
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s call for Congress to modernize the nation’s infrastructure was welcomed Tuesday night by members of Connecticut’s Democratic delegation eager to pitch in with Republicans to rebuild the nation’s highways, bridges, and rails system that they say are needed to strengthen the nation’s economic future.
Continue reading "SOTU: Connecticut Lawmakers See Infrastructure as Unifying Issue" »