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August 30, 2016

State Touts Increase In CTfastrak Ridership (w/Chart)

by Christine Stuart | August 30, 2016 2:21pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated Thursday, 2 p.m.) Ridership on the 9.4-mile dedicated busway between New Britain and Hartford has reached another milestone. According to state officials, it has carried over four million riders since its launch on March 28, 2015.

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August 24, 2016

Retailer Asks Federal Court To Weigh In On Connecticut’s Liquor Pricing

by Christine Stuart | August 24, 2016 5:29am

Legislative efforts to change how Connecticut regulates alcohol prices have failed over the past three years, so a national liquor retailer is trying to win its argument in federal court.

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February 15, 2016

Lawmaker Renews Push To Eliminate Tampon Tax

by Christine Stuart | February 15, 2016 3:00pm

shutterstock A Connecticut lawmaker has renewed her mission to get rid of what she believes is a “discriminatory” tax on more than 1 million Connecticut women.

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November 5, 2015

Transportation Advocates Press For Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | November 5, 2015 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo A group of transportation advocates, lawmakers, and labor representatives gathered Thursday at the Legislative Office Building to urge lawmakers to use a special session to approve a constitutional lockbox for transportation funding.

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September 23, 2015

Bond Commission Gets Close To Malloy’s Self-Imposed Cap

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2015 11:53am

CTNJ file photo The state Bond Commission is poised to put another $93.7 million on the state credit card next week when it meets to approve a number of projects. The borrowing will bring it within $8.7 million of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s self-imposed, $2.5 billion bond cap for the year.

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July 29, 2015

Lawmakers Open To Property Tax Relief Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 4:26pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders said there may not be any language in the budget guaranteeing that future legislatures will continue to use a half percent of the sales tax to fund property tax relief on motor vehicles, but they were optimistic that the funds would continue to be used for their intended purpose.

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June 8, 2015

CTFastrak Will Expand East To Manchester

by Christine Stuart | June 8, 2015 1:44pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined the mayors of Manchester and East Hartford in New Britain Monday to announce plans to expand the CTFastrak busway to Manchester.

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May 8, 2015

Towns Voice Concerns Over Potential Change in Workers Comp Law for Firefighters

by Christine Stuart | May 8, 2015 12:11pm

Christine Stuart photo A group of mayors and town managers on Thursday visited the state Capitol to warn lawmakers of the fiscal implications of a bill that would change workers compensation law for firefighters.

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April 10, 2015

OP-ED | Smallish Victories For Malloy and Lapointe

by Terry Cowgill | April 10, 2015 5:30am

Last week’s Supreme Court decision to grant a new trial to Richard Lapointe was a promising development, but it should in no way be viewed as the end game.

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January 29, 2015

Lawmakers Seek To Repeal Sales Tax On Diapers

by Cara Rosner | January 29, 2015 6:30am

Cara Rosner photo Two Democratic lawmakers have introduced legislation seeking to exempt baby diapers from state sales tax.

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