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May 15, 2015

House Passes Over Property Tax Bill, For Now

by Christine Stuart | May 15, 2015 10:35am

Courtesy of CT-N Early Friday morning the House of Representatives briefly debated — but took no action on —  legislation that would put certain medical facilities and college properties back on the tax rolls.

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May 6, 2015

Ritter Ushers Through Bill Related to Incident Described As ‘Shoveling While Black’

by Christine Stuart | May 6, 2015 5:30am

Courtesy of ESPN Rep. Matt Ritter of Hartford told his colleagues in the House on Tuesday to Google “Doug Glanville” to learn more about the incident that prompted him to introduce legislation barring municipal police from crossing over municipal borders to enforce a local ordinance.

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April 23, 2015

Governors Renew Their Cooperation To Region’s Energy Challenge, Under Protest

by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2015 8:00pm

Christine Stuart photo Environmentalists stood Thursday outside the Connecticut Convention Center to protest a long-term energy strategy being discussed at a closed-door meeting between five of the six New England governors.

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April 22, 2015

East Windsor to Explore Casino Options

by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2015 5:30am

The East Windsor Board of Selectman unanimously approved a resolution Tuesday that would allow town staff and First Selectwoman Denise Menard to explore the possibility of locating a casino in their town.

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April 15, 2015

Librarians Call Upon Lawmakers To Restore Funding

by Christine Stuart | April 15, 2015 2:47pm

Christine Stuart photo Librarians are generally a quiet bunch, but they’re making a lot of noise to help restore funding for a program that was ahead of its time.

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March 27, 2015

OP-ED | Yes On MBR Relief, But School Funding Crisis Looms

by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am

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Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.

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March 12, 2015

Speaker Pitches Tax Changes To Maintain Municipal Revenue

by Christine Stuart | March 12, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, is hoping the second time’s the charm for his signature legislation, which allows municipalities to continue to tax any new property acquired by tax-exempt hospitals and colleges.

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March 4, 2015

Towns Consider Regional Police Departments

by Hugh McQuaid | March 4, 2015 9:01am

Hugh McQuaid photo Small towns slated to pay more for resident state troopers under Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposed budget may abandon the trooper program and create regional police departments, Harwinton First Selectman Michael Criss told lawmakers Tuesday.

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March 3, 2015

CCM Announces New Executive Director

by Elizabeth Regan | March 3, 2015 3:54pm

Connecticut Conference of Municipalities The Connecticut Conference of Municipalities hired the head of a state correctional authority and former West Virginia state representative to serve as its third executive director since 1966.

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February 4, 2015

Lawmakers To Hear Slot Proposal For Off-Track Betting Facilities

by Hugh McQuaid | February 4, 2015 1:00pm

Shutterstock The Public Safety and Security Committee will hear public testimony Thursday on a proposal to allow slot machines at existing off-track betting facilities located within five miles of I-91 and I-95.

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