by Christine Stuart | April 23, 2014 8:53pm
Republican Senate Minority Leader John McKinney, who is also running for governor, used a memo that shows income tax receipts lagging as a reason the scrap the $55 tax refund.
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by Hugh McQuaid | April 23, 2014 5:30am
Following more than a week of counting votes, national popular vote supporters haven’t managed to wrangle the support needed for a floor debate in the House, where the speaker personally opposes the bill.
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by Christine Stuart | April 22, 2014 3:57pm
Eastern Connecticut State University Professor Brent Terry’s remarks during a creative writing class won bipartisan disapproval Tuesday from the state House of Representatives.
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by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2014 7:17am
(Updated 1:28 p.m.) It’s been a week since the House, in a rare move, defeated a bill that would have banned genetically modified grass seed just one day after the Senate passed it.
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by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 2:29pm
Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate unveiled an alternative budget that nonpartisan fiscal analysts say will slightly decrease the deficit in future years.
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by Christine Stuart | April 10, 2014 4:46pm
(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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by Hugh McQuaid | April 9, 2014 5:30am
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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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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by Christine Stuart | April 5, 2014 4:27pm
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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by Christine Stuart | April 4, 2014 12:09pm
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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