April 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2015 2:20pm
by Suzanne Bates | April 24, 2015 12:05pm
Does our current tax structure reflect our values as a state? And how can we change our tax structure so that we get more of what we want — especially job growth?
by Terry Cowgill | April 24, 2015 5:30am
State lawmakers eager to find more revenue — or terrified at the thought of losing same — are considering letting the state’s two federally-recognized Indian tribes literally wander off their reservations and open “gaming” facilities elsewhere in Connecticut. On the face of it, this sounded like a good idea. After all, hardly anyone cares whether we take more money out of the pockets of those who can least afford it.
April 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 23, 2015 2:16pm
April 22, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 22, 2015 8:30am
The General Assembly’s Appropriations Committee approved a three-year contract between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and the Connecticut State Police that will increase troopers’ wages nine percent by 2018 while removing the prospect of longevity pay for new recruits.
April 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 3:58pm
Officials from the Department of Social Services told the legislature’s Appropriations and Human Services Committee on Tuesday that they’ve been successful in decreasing the amount of time it takes clients to get through to its benefits center on the phone.
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April 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 12:45pm
April 19, 2015
by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm
Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.
So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.
April 17, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 17, 2015 8:00am
So the Meriden campus of Middlesex Community College will be saved, but vital public library services may not be. The honor guard for veterans may be spared the axe, but municipal budgets might have to endure the blow. Welcome to the excruciating reality of permanent fiscal crisis.
by Terry Cowgill | April 17, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut is the land of many firsts. Some are undoubtedly good: first state with a public library; first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state “in her own right;” and the first to create a Freedom of Information Commission.