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April 20, 2018

Dems Muscle Through Their Spending Plan

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 8:48pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers used their slim majority to push forward a plan to increase spending by $216.7 million Friday, while a Republican proposal died 27-25 in the Appropriations Committee.

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Republicans, Democrats Get Ready To Argue Over April Income Tax Receipts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The bean counters at the state Capitol are telling lawmakers that income tax revenues are coming in 46 percent better than initially projected, but it’s unlikely the two parties will agree on exactly what to do with it.

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April 17, 2018

One Paid Medical Leave Bill Squeaks Through Finance

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 4:41pm
Posted to: Business | Courts | The Economy | Equality | Health Care | Insurance | Housing | Jobs | Labor | Legal | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — One bill failed and one was saved during Tuesday’s meeting of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee when House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz promised one of his members that they would remove $20 million in bonding for start-up costs.

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Toll Trolls Crashed By Transportation Committee Chairman

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 12:22pm
Posted to: Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — The Yankee Institute placed 72 cardboard trolls on the front lawn of the state Capitol Tuesday to raise public awareness about the potential number of electronic toll gantries that could be installed on Connecticut’s highways.

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13 Organizations Call For ‘Outrage’ Over Senator’s Racially Charged Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Last week, a white lawmaker told a black female lobbyist that he needed a pin that said he “stands with white men,” and there was little, if any, outrage from other elected officials.

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April 16, 2018

In Capitol Sexual Harassment, Consequences Don’t Apply To Lawmakers

by Christine Stuart | Apr 16, 2018 4:25pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Equality | Jobs | Labor | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Leaders of the four legislative caucuses began the process Monday of examining their own sexual harassment policies and it wasn’t long before the camera was pointed in their direction.

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April 14, 2018

Second Amendment Supporters Rally For Their Rights

by Christine Stuart | Apr 14, 2018 2:19pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Led by the Connecticut Citizens Defense League, 1,500 gun owners and Second Amendment supporters rallied Saturday at the state Capitol.

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April 13, 2018

Two Rallies Saturday in Hartford

by Bhumika Choudhary | Apr 13, 2018 2:37pm
Posted to: Civil Liberties | Environment | Equality | Law Enforcement | State Capitol | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — Second Amendment supporters will gather Saturday at the state Capitol to rally for their rights while scientists gather on the other side of the Legislative Office Building to March for Science.

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April 12, 2018

Hartford Democrat Apologizes For ‘I Need A Stand With White Men Pin’ Comment

by Christine Stuart | Apr 12, 2018 4:43pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Ethics | State Capitol | Hartford | Wethersfield

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HARTFORD, CT — (Updated 10 p.m.) A lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is calling out state Sen. John Fonfara over a comment he made Wednesday in the halls of the state Capitol, forcing the Hartford Democrat to issue a written apology and to offer to schedule a community conversation to make amends.

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April 11, 2018

Speaker To Republicans: Don’t Waste Time On Your Own Budget Proposal

by Christine Stuart | Apr 11, 2018 9:41am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz asked his Republican colleagues to shelve any plans they may have to put together their own budget proposal over the next five weeks.

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