March 27, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | March 27, 2015 1:49pm
Today the state’s Planning and Development Committee passed two bills that — if they become law — will create vast new powers for state and regional bodies over local governments in Connecticut.
by Christine Stuart | March 27, 2015 1:25pm
by Terry Cowgill | March 27, 2015 5:30am
Common sense isn’t a quality in great supply at the Capitol, but when House Republicans and their Democratic speaker can find common ground on the solution to a problem, then you know you’re really onto something.
March 26, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 26, 2015 12:05pm
Anti-poverty advocates and residents who benefit from the state’s social service programs visited the state Capitol to lobby lawmakers Wednesday against many of the $1.3 billion in spending cuts included in Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget.
Tags: Beth Bye, Brendan Sharkey, spending cap, Medicaid, poverty, dh
March 19, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | March 19, 2015 6:12pm
House Speaker Brendan Sharkey wants to change a state law that restricts local school districts from decreasing their spending — regardless of enrollment decreases — in order to receive the same amount of state funding.
by Christine Stuart | March 19, 2015 5:30am
March 12, 2015
by Suzanne Bates | March 12, 2015 10:43pm
March 9, 2015
by Christine Stuart | March 9, 2015 3:14pm
Some of the state’s 1,200 package store owners packed the Legislative Office Building Monday to testify against Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s proposal to eliminate minimum pricing of alcohol.
Tags: minimum pricing, alcohol, liquor, Carroll Hughes, Ben Barnes, Vincent Candelora, Edward Cooper, Finance, taxes, dh
March 5, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | March 5, 2015 9:31pm
I can think of nothing that would make car travel more fun than having to pay to leave the state and then again to get back in. Yes, border tolls are back again, and, despite public outrage, they have a better shot of actually happening in this transportation-focused year than ever before.
This would be a mistake, though maybe not for the reasons you think.
Tags: tolls, border tolls, congestion pricing, traffic, transportation, Susan Bigelow, mc
February 27, 2015
by Christine Stuart and Hugh McQuaid | February 27, 2015 1:26pm
(Updated 1:20 p.m.) Gov. Dannel P. Malloy acknowledged Thursday that the legislature hates cuts in his proposed budget and lacks consensus to raise taxes. But the governor said a lot can change in the three months before a budget plan must be approved.