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December 21, 2014

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May 26, 2015

Appropriations Committee Forwards Paid Family Leave to House

by Elizabeth Regan | May 26, 2015 7:05pm

Christine Stuart A bill to establish paid family leave narrowly passed the Appropriations Committee despite uncertainty Tuesday about the fiscal implications of the measure and two amendments still up for consideration on the House floor.

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Budget Negotiators Express Optimism Over Weekend Talks

by Christine Stuart | May 26, 2015 5:30am

Christine Stuart file photo State budget negotiators worked through the weekend to try to come up with a package both sides could agree upon, while Republican lawmakers tried one last time to get a seat at the table.

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May 22, 2015

OP-ED | Respect, Protect Constitutional Spending Cap

by Brian Flaherty | May 22, 2015 2:51pm

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Connecticut’s modern constitution and I both turn 50 this year. In all, it has been a pretty good run. And while I certainly can’t claim as storied a lineage as our founding document — which dates to the Fundamental Orders in 1638 — we’ve struck up a relationship over the years.

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Sharkey Modifies Property Tax Proposal & House Approves

by Christine Stuart | May 22, 2015 1:15am

CTNJ file photo After getting pushback from some members of his caucus, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey toned down a bill that would allow municipalities to tax certain medical facilities and student housing.

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May 21, 2015

House Lawmakers Give Tesla the Green Light; Bill Heads to Senate

by Elizabeth Regan | May 21, 2015 5:13pm

A bill designed with Tesla Motors in mind made it through the House on Thursday, paving the way for the Senate to decide if the company should be allowed to bypass auto dealers and sell its electric cars directly to Connecticut consumers.

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May 20, 2015

Senate Approves Variable Rate Ban to Protect Residential Electric Consumers

by Elizabeth Regan | May 20, 2015 7:15pm

Elizabeth Regan It is now up to the House to decide if Connecticut will become the first state in the country to ban variable-rate electricity contracts.

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May 18, 2015

New Poll Suggests Voters Want to Protect The Spending Cap

by Elizabeth Regan | May 18, 2015 3:39pm

Elizabeth Regan A poll released Monday by the Yankee Institute cautions lawmakers running for re-election next year that breaking the spending cap is even less popular than raising taxes.

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May 13, 2015

Top Lawmakers Say More Communication Needed on Bill to Protect Firefighters

by Elizabeth Regan | May 13, 2015 3:06pm

Elizabeth Regan A compromise may be brewing for a bill that would shift the burden of proof to municipalities in worker’s compensation cases involving firefighters with certain cancers.

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Budget Negotiations Get Started, Republicans Want A Seat At the Table

by Christine Stuart | May 13, 2015 2:27pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy met with Democratic legislative leaders Monday to set forth a framework for negotiating the two-year, $40 billion budget.

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