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August 24, 2016

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

by Christine Stuart | Aug 24, 2016 5:29am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Courts | Town News | Manchester | Milford | Norwalk | West Hartford | Legal

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 | Feb 15, 2016 3:00pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Manchester | New Haven

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 | Nov 5, 2015 1:44pm
Posted to: Jobs | Legal | State Capitol | Transportation | Manchester | Westport | Special Session

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 | Sep 23, 2015 11:53am
Posted to: Business | Economic Development | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | East Hartford | Manchester | Meriden | Middletown | New Haven | Stamford | Trumbull

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 | Jul 29, 2015 4:26pm
Posted to: Business | Town News | Manchester | Jobs | Taxes | Transportation

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 | Jun 8, 2015 1:44pm
Posted to: Business | Transportation | Hartford | Manchester | New Britain

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
Posted to: Environment | Town News | Manchester | Wallingford | Health Care | Jobs | Labor | Public Safety | State Capitol

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 | Apr 10, 2015 5:30am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Law Enforcement | Opinion | Manchester

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 | Jan 29, 2015 6:30am
Posted to: Business | State Budget | Taxes | Killingly | Manchester | Waterbury

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 | Dec 19, 2014 6:30am
Posted to: Business | Health Care | Opinion | Health Care Opinion | Nonprofits | Bristol | Manchester | Sharon | Vernon | Waterbury

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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