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April 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 5:30am
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.
by Jordan Fenster | April 21, 2015 5:00am
April 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 3:21pm
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April 19, 2015
by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm
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.
April 17, 2015
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.
by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2015 1:39pm
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.