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May 30, 2014

Bond Commission Approves $570 Million in Borrowing

by Hugh McQuaid | May 30, 2014 12:07pm

The State Bond Commission released about $570 million in borrowing during a Friday meeting, including funding for a new courthouse in Torrington, state assistance for businesses, and bonding for projects sought by lawmakers.

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April 24, 2014

Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | April 24, 2014 4:27pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand facilities and cut their tax liability.

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April 17, 2014

House Approves Tax Credits For UTC

by Christine Stuart | April 17, 2014 4:34pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to allow United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to reduce their tax liability and expand their facilities.

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December 19, 2013

Judiciary Committee Appoints Robinson To Supreme Court

by Christine Stuart | December 19, 2013 5:33pm

Christine Stuart photo As a Stratford native who has spent the 13 years on the bench — first as a trial court judge and most recently as an Appellate Court judge — Richard Robinson said he always tries to think about what it was like to be the person in the position he previously held.

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October 7, 2013

OP-ED | Children’s Education Shouldn’t Come Down to Chance

by Jennifer Alexander | October 7, 2013 6:06pm

Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.

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September 23, 2013

State On Pace to Exceed Malloy’s Self-Imposed Debt Limit

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2013 4:30am

The state Bond Commission is poised to borrow $395.5 million in general obligation bonds by the end of the week, a move that would put Gov. Dannel P. Malloy within $20 million of his self-imposed $1.8 billion bonding limit.

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March 4, 2013

Elected Officials From Small Towns Air Grievances On Car Tax Elimination

by Christine Stuart | March 4, 2013 5:29am

Christine Stuart file photo Elected officials from small towns across Connecticut will travel to the state Capitol on Monday to tell the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee that the elimination of the motor vehicle tax will be detrimental to their communities.

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January 18, 2013

OP-ED | Plenty of Forgettable Bills in New Session

by Susan Bigelow | January 18, 2013 9:18am

Susan Bigelow The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.

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April 10, 2012

Lawmaker Seeks To Protect Display Of Religious Symbols

by Joseph Adinolfi | April 10, 2012 3:08pm

HAMDEN — After a condo association threatened to fine a resident for hanging a Jewish religious symbol on her door frame, Sen. Majority Leader Martin Looney hopes to pass a narrowly tailored proposal that will protect condo owners’ religious freedom.

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