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April 10, 2014

House Defeats GMO Grass Seed Ban

by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 4:46pm

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 5:43 p.m.) Less than 24 hours after the Senate approved a bill banning genetically modified grass seed, the House found bipartisan agreement to kill it.

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April 9, 2014

Senate To Push Ahead With GMO Grass Ban Despite Uncertain Future In House

by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am

Hugh McQuaid file photo The Senate is poised to approve a ban on genetically modified grass seed in Connecticut, but House Speaker Brendan Sharkey and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are not sold on the idea.

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April 8, 2014

Report: Connecticut’s Fiscal Transparency Improves

by Hugh McQuaid | April 8, 2014 11:42am

Connecticut earns a “B” for transparency in government spending, according to an annual report card grading the 50 states in online access to data on where taxpayer dollars are spent.

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April 5, 2014

Second Amendment Advocates Vow Revenge At the Ballot Box

by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2014 4:27pm

Christine Stuart photo They were unable to stop Connecticut’s General Assembly last year from passing sweeping gun control legislation, but gun rights advocates gathered Saturday at the state Capitol to let lawmakers know they will make their voices heard at the ballot box.

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April 4, 2014

Cafero Questions Health Insurance Exchange Enrollment

by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm

Josalee Thrift file photo The March 31 deadline for enrolling in Connecticut’s health insurance exchange has come and gone, but not everyone believes it was a success.

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April 1, 2014

One Democrat Votes Against Malloy Tax Refund Proposal

by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 11:05pm

Courtesy of the House Democratic Caucus Rep. Ted Moukawsher of Groton was the lone Democrat on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee to vote Tuesday against the governor’s $155 million election-year tax refund.

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March 27, 2014

Committee Increases Governor’s Budget, Comes Close to Spending Cap

by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2014 11:58am

Christine Stuart photo (Updated 4:18 p.m.) The Appropriations Committee wants to increase state spending by about $12.3 million more than what Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed in February, bringing their budget within $700,000 of the state spending cap.

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March 26, 2014

Cafero Gives Valedictory Speech, Receives Praise For Leadership Style

by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2014 4:30pm

Christine Stuart photo The House spent 90-minutes Wednesday bidding farewell to House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, who announced that after 22 years in the General Assembly he won’t be seeking reelection.

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March 24, 2014

Legislative Deadlines Fast Approaching

by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2014 5:30am

CTNJ file photo This week several legislative committees will reach their deadlines to forward legislation to another committee or to the floor of the House or Senate.

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March 21, 2014

Rojas Questions Sharkey’s ‘Reverse PILOT’ Proposal

by Christine Stuart | March 21, 2014 3:28pm

Christine Stuart photo He might be the Speaker of the House, but Brendan Sharkey’s proposal to get private colleges and hospitals to pay property taxes to municipalities is not a slam dunk.

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