April 24, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2017 12:43pm
April 21, 2017
by Terry Cowgill | April 21, 2017 5:30am
In an effort to fill a projected yawning gap in the upcoming biennial budget, lawmakers in Hartford continue to consider a wide variety of revenue enhancement options. In my last column, we explored the proposed plastic-bag tax.
April 20, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 20, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee is expected to wrap up its work next week, but until then it seems to be pursuing every revenue generating idea it can to close the two year $3.6 billion budget deficit.
April 18, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 18, 2017 2:36pm
WEST HARTFORD, CT — The largest teacher union and the largest municipal lobbying group joined forces this week to pay for a poll to show lawmakers that shifting the cost of the teachers retirement system to cities and towns is unpopular.
April 14, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2017 11:29am
HARTFORD, CT — Paid sick leave, an increased minimum wage, criminal justice system reforms, tougher gun safety laws, and abolition of the death penalty are just a few of the accomplishments that will be part of Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s legacy.
April 13, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 13, 2017 2:03pm
HARTFORD, CT — Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy ended the speculation Thursday about whether he will seek a third term. He won’t. Malloy, 61, gathered his staff on the fourth floor of the state Capitol Thursday to deliver the news before heading down to a 2 p.m. press conference.
Tags: Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, Democrat, re-election, Election 2018, dh
April 12, 2017
by Jack Kramer | April 12, 2017 5:30am
HARTFORD, CT — How much can Connecticut increase taxes without forcing more residents to flee the state?
April 11, 2017
by Christine Stuart | April 11, 2017 11:30am
HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy reminded lawmakers Monday that at least one Wall Street credit rating agency captured the “sobering and credible view” of the budget challenges Connecticut faces.
April 7, 2017
by Susan Bigelow | April 7, 2017 10:00am
by Terry Cowgill | April 7, 2017 5:30am
In their interminable quest for new revenue sources, lawmakers in recent years haven’t exactly found the Holy Grail. There is no great untapped source of revenue, as there was in 1991, when a certain governor discovered it was possible to tax income.