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February 24, 2017

Committee Hears from Car Wash Owners About Bill to Repeal Sales Tax on Their Industry

by Jack Kramer | February 24, 2017 3:52pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Car wash owners at a public hearing Friday asked that the sales tax on their work be repealed, stating that their businesses are one of the first things people go without during tough financial times.

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February 22, 2017

OP-ED | A New Way Forward for Connecticut and its Property Taxpayers

by Joe DeLong | February 22, 2017 10:00pm


Despite much of the rhetoric that’s out there, let’s acknowledge that Connecticut is a great place to live. We have natural beauty. Many of our school systems are top notch. And it’s hard to drive in any direction for more than 30 minutes without running into authentic American history. Our state has tremendous assets.

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February 20, 2017

Lack of Trust Between Hospitals & Administration Continues

by Christine Stuart | February 20, 2017 12:20pm

Courtesy of CT-N The Connecticut Hospital Association says it doesn’t believe the governor’s proposal to change how hospitals are funded will result in more money for hospitals, even though Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration has included more money for hospitals in its budget.

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February 17, 2017

Gun Owners Pressure Malloy Over Pistol Permit Fee Hike Proposal

by Jack Kramer | February 17, 2017 3:07pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Gun owners and legislators from both parties Friday criticized Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to increase the state portion of the pistol permit fee from $70 to $300 and the initial 5-year pistol permit fee from $140 to $370.

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February 16, 2017

Senator Intercepts Valentine’s Day Message

by Christine Stuart | February 16, 2017 10:29am

ctnewsjunkie WETHERSFIELD, CT—Good jobs, universal access to public education, and ethnic, racial and gender justice are just a few of the things a handful of advocates were asking Sen. Paul Doyle to support Wednesday.

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February 14, 2017

Malloy Maintains Tax Break for Women and Children

by Christine Stuart | February 14, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo Not apparent in Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget proposal is his decision to allow a sales tax exemption for feminine hygiene products and baby diapers to go into effect on July 1, 2018.

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February 13, 2017

Lawmakers Weigh Increasing Smoking Age To 21

by Jack Kramer | February 13, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — It would cost the state millions of dollars to do so, but public health advocates are once again pushing legislation that would raise the legal age for the purchase and use of tobacco products from 18 to 21.

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February 10, 2017

OP-ED | Governor, It’s Time to Stop Dropping Bombs and Start Constructive Conversations

by Sarah Darer Littman | February 10, 2017 12:00pm

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This week, Betsy DeVos, despite her terrifying ignorance of the fact that the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act is a federal law that it will be her job to enforce, was confirmed as Secretary of Education thanks to the tie-breaking vote of Vice-President Mike Pence.

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OP-ED | Groundhog Day: Budget Edition

by Susan Bigelow | February 10, 2017 9:00am

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Guess what? Your property taxes are going up — probably by a lot!

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OP-ED | Malloy’s Dizzying Budget Storm Targets Towns

by Terry Cowgill | February 10, 2017 5:30am

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As I write this on Thursday morning, an awesome white cloud is swirling around the mountains and valleys of the Northwest Corner. The ivory blitz is proceeding at a pace so blinding that I can scarcely track the inches of accumulation. Come to think of it, that’s an apt metaphor for the dizzying array of budgetary pronouncements that have come out of the Malloy administration just in the last 10 days or so.

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