HARTFORD, CT — It took about two hours Tuesday for the House to debate a ban on fracking waste and less than 15 minutes for members to approve a bill to increase the penalties for hate crimes.
May 10, 2017
April 25, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The state’s largest organization of local leaders came out in support of a plan Wednesday to raise the state’s sales tax rate from 6.35 percent to 6.99 percent as long as the increased hundreds of millions generated would be sent back to the municipalities.
March 8, 2017
HARTFORD, CT - Senate Democratic lawmakers Wednesday failed to get their Republican colleagues to go along with legislation that would have allowed municipalities more time to put their budgets together.
March 6, 2017
HARTFORD, CT—Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic legislative leaders told the head of the largest municipal lobby Monday that they want to see if they can help cities and towns delay their budget process and avoid possibly overtaxing or undertaxing their residents.
February 17, 2017
As the nation weighs the seismic impact of life under a Trump administration whose wheels seem to be coming off, we could soon witness earth-moving changes in Connecticut’s political landscape as well.
HARTFORD, CT — Municipal officials told legislators Thursday that towns cannot afford the cost of legislation that would mandate workers’ compensation coverage for cops, firefighters and emergency medical technicians who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of witnessing a death.
January 27, 2017
“Boys will be boys.”
“Locker room talk.”
“His life will be ruined.”
“But I know him, he’s such a nice guy.”
We’ve all heard such excuses for sexual harassment and assault. Here’s a new one I’ve been hearing in recent days: “But he’s made so many contributions to the town.”
January 24, 2017
HARTFORD, CT — The governor will be asking for $5 million in state funding to assist homeowners in 24 towns in northeastern Connecticut whose homes may be crumbling because of a mineral that causes foundations to deteriorate.
January 19, 2017
Former Republican Sen. Rob Kane, who was nominated to fill the a $146,000-a-year job as a state auditor by Republican legislative leaders, said he doesn’t believe a misunderstanding over his child support payments should impact his ability to scrutinize state spending.
January 6, 2017
Budgeting that encourages economic innovation, expanding the role of regional councils of governments and alliances, more regional transportation and tax reforms are just a few of the recommendations being proposed by a self-proclaimed economic summit team.