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November 5, 2015

Transportation Advocates Press For Constitutional Lockbox

by Christine Stuart | November 5, 2015 12:44pm

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 10:53am

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 3:26pm

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 12:44pm

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 11:11am

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 4:30am

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 5:30am

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

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December 19, 2014

OP-ED | Collapse Of The Tenet Deal An Ominous Sign

by Terry Cowgill | December 19, 2014 5:30am

The apparent collapse of a deal allowing a for-profit company to buy five hospitals in Connecticut could deal a devastating blow to the patients who depend on those facilities — and to the healthcare access of hundreds of thousands across the state.

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December 10, 2014

Labriola Holds On

by Christine Stuart | December 10, 2014 10:44pm

CTNJ file photo Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. will serve out the next six months of his term even though a vocal minority would have been happy to see him step aside.

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December 9, 2014

Republican Party Unlikely To Oust Labriola

by Christine Stuart | December 9, 2014 12:54pm

CTNJ file photo The 72-members of the state Republican Party are anxious to hear what Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. will tell them Wednesday night during their first meeting since the November election.

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