It’s not as if we don’t have enough to worry about in my corner of the state. Good-paying unskilled jobs are scarce, thanks to the lack of manufacturing and the predominance of the service-sector economy. Towns struggle to fund essential services and repair infrastructure because of a shrinking tax base and an equally dwindling stream of aid from the state.
February 23, 2018
January 24, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Leadership of the state’s largest municipal lobby told a task force Tuesday that pensions and health care benefits should not be part of collective bargaining for municipal employees.
January 22, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Will Connecticut join other “blue” states in considering legal action against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Republicans in late 2017?
January 16, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s economy is less competitive today than it was in 2001. It dropped from 8th most competitive all the way down to 43rd in 2016, according to the Beacon Hill Institute’s rankings.
January 8, 2018
by Jack Kramer | Jan 8, 2018 5:30am
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HARTFORD, CT — While many believe states that have legalized recreational marijuana are being targeted by the Trump administration, what isn’t clear is whether states with medical pot programs, such as Connecticut, are also on the president’s radar screen.
Last week, U.S. Attorney General Jeffrey Sessions rescinded the Cole memo, an Obama-era policy that took a hands-off approach to marijuana in states where it was legal. Instead, federal prosecutors, Sessions wrote, should decide for themselves whether to crack down on marijuana businesses.
January 5, 2018
HARTFORD, CT — With the biggest state in the country now selling recreational marijuana and Massachusetts ready to start in a matter of months it’s a sure bet that legalizing pot will once again be a hot issue when the General Assembly session opens in February.
December 21, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut continued to lose jobs in November, according to numbers from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistic.
December 20, 2017
DC NEWS JUNKIE | White House Cheers Passage of Tax Bill; Connecticut Delegation United in Opposition
President Donald Trump celebrated passage of a $1.5 trillion tax bill that cleared Congress on Wednesday afternoon without a single Democrat in support.
“I promised the American people a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas. With final passage of this legislation, that is exactly what they are getting,” Trump said in a statement after the House voted 224-201 to pass the bill that would overhaul federal tax policy for the first time in decades. The Senate voted, 51-48, early Wednesday morning for it.
December 18, 2017
Congressional Republicans plan this week to approve an overhaul of federal tax policy that would provide substantial savings to corporations and make filing taxes simpler for many Americans.
The bill, negotiated last week between the House and Senate Republicans, is not expected to draw any support from Democrats who voted against earlier versions that cleared the two chambers. The new bill, which is subject to an up-or-down vote, more closely follows the Senate-approved version.
December 13, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — Sen. Richard Blumenthal wouldn’t say Monday whether he would vote to shut down the government if the Republican Party fails to find a path for Dreamers before Congress adjourns later this month.