by Staff Report | April 15, 2014 10:51pm
In 2012, some U.S. Senate candidates raced to release their federal and state income tax returns to the news media. This year the gubernatorial candidates are getting involved.
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by Wade Gibson | April 15, 2014 5:30am
Everyone loves to hate taxes. Too high. Too low. Too complicated. The reason for this is simple: our tendency to focus only on what we pay, not how we benefit. What if you considered the cost of your home without considering all the benefits a home brings? Shelter, security, comfort, memories, and more. You might end up hating your home, too. But we love our homes, accepting the costs of homeownership knowing that the benefits far outweigh them.
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by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 12:39pm
On the eve of the income tax filing deadline, U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal warned of unscrupulous practices by tax preparers who prey upon moderate- and low-income individuals.
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by Brian O'Shaughnessy | April 14, 2014 3:30am
Financially inefficient markets are not sustainable. They crash.
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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 1, 2014 11:05pm
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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by Christine Stuart | April 1, 2014 12:02pm
State Comptroller Kevin Lembo certified a $504.9 million budget surplus Tuesday. It’s a number that could grow following April’s revenue collections and “barring any last-quarter spending increases,” he said.
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by Christine Stuart | March 28, 2014 4:29pm
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was non-committal Friday about how hard he would fight to keep surplus spending from this year focused on the priorities he outlined in his budget proposal.
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by Terry D. Cowgill | March 28, 2014 5:30am
If you heard people were talking taxes at the Capitol, you’d probably shrug and figure it was par for the course. Politicians in Hartford are always scheming to take away more of our hard-earned cash to feed the beast. So whenever the General Assembly goes into session after the new year, it’s time to watch your wallet.
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by Christine Stuart | March 24, 2014 5:30am
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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