April 24, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2015 2:20pm
by Suzanne Bates | April 24, 2015 12:05pm
Does our current tax structure reflect our values as a state? And how can we change our tax structure so that we get more of what we want — especially job growth?
April 23, 2015
by Elizabeth Regan | April 23, 2015 2:16pm
April 21, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 21, 2015 5:30am
(UPDATED 9:30 a.m.) Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra wants the state legislature to give an estimated $426,000 in admission taxes back to the city to help it pay off $60 million in bonds for a minor league ballpark.
by Jordan Fenster | April 21, 2015 5:00am
April 20, 2015
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2015 12:45pm
April 19, 2015
by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm
Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.
So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.
April 17, 2015
by Susan Bigelow | April 17, 2015 8:00am
So the Meriden campus of Middlesex Community College will be saved, but vital public library services may not be. The honor guard for veterans may be spared the axe, but municipal budgets might have to endure the blow. Welcome to the excruciating reality of permanent fiscal crisis.
by Terry Cowgill | April 17, 2015 5:30am
Connecticut is the land of many firsts. Some are undoubtedly good: first state with a public library; first woman to be elected governor of a U.S. state “in her own right;” and the first to create a Freedom of Information Commission.
April 15, 2015
by Cara Rosner | April 15, 2015 6:09pm
Proponents told members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee on Wednesday that bringing keno to Connecticut is essential to keeping the state’s lottery competitive with other states’, while opponents decried the game as a short-sighted and ill-advised way to generate revenue.