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December 21, 2014

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by Christine Stuart | December 21, 2014 1:00am

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April 21, 2015

Hartford Mayor Defends Admissions Tax Proposal

by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra wants the state legislature to give an estimated $426,000 in admission taxes back to the city to help it pay off $60 million in bonds for a minor league ballpark.

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DC NEWS JUNKIE | Tax Exemption for Large Political Donors Passes House

by Jordan Fenster | April 21, 2015 5:00am

With no fanfare and little acknowledgement, a bill was passed in the House last week that would offer people who give huge sums of money to politically focused nonprofits a way to avoid paying taxes on that gift.

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April 20, 2015

Casino Bill Moves Forward After South Windsor Republican’s Amendment Fails

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 3:21pm

Courtnesy of CT-N A Republican lawmaker failed to convince his colleagues Monday on the Planning & Development Committee to amend the casino expansion legislation to give host municipalities more leverage.

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Connecticut Makes Job Gains In March, Adjusts Losses in February

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 1:49pm

shutterstock After a loss of jobs in February, Connecticut gained an estimated 4,000 jobs in March, according to a Monday report by the state Labor Department.

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Republicans To Offer Their Own Budget

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 12:45pm

Christine Stuart file photo After much debate, the legislature’s Republican minority plans to release its own budget proposal this week.

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Election Regulators To Democratic Party: No Way

by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 5:30am

State election regulators have denied a motion from the Democratic Party seeking an early ruling on whether one of their election mailers was improperly paid for last year.

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April 19, 2015

OP-ED | Balancing Budget On Sin Taxes is Shortsighted, Reckless

by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm

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Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.

So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.

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April 17, 2015

OP-ED | State Reps Need to Grow Up and Model the Behavior We Expect From Our Kids

by Sarah Darer Littman | April 17, 2015 6:00pm

When I read that the Judiciary Committee spent most of Monday infighting over a nasty email instead of doing the people’s business, my head exploded. This is the kind of behavior one would expect to see in a middle school cafeteria, not at the state Capitol when important legislation that really matters to people’s lives is at stake.

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Classroom Experience Plays Role In Malloy’s Choice of Education Commissioner

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2015 1:39pm

Christine Stuart photo In his second term, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is going a different direction with his choice of education commissioner. Instead of nominating someone with no classroom experience, the governor decided to nominate interim commissioner Dianna R. Wentzell, who has been an educator in Connecticut for 25 years.

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