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September 23, 2016

Special Session Sept. 28

by Staff Report | September 23, 2016 1:48pm

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made it official Friday when he announced he signed a proclamation calling on the General Assembly to convene 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 for a special session to approve an economic incentive package for Lockheed Martin. 

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State to Hospitals: The Tax Is Legal

by Christine Stuart | September 23, 2016 1:32pm

The state departments of Social Services and Revenue Services found that the hospital tax enacted in 2011 by the General Assembly and implemented by the two agencies is legal.

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OP-ED | Budget Changes Hamstring Good Government

by Sarah Darer Littman | September 23, 2016 8:00am

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News that most of the Legislature’s Program Review and Investigations Committee staff would be assigned to other legislative support offices is being billed as a cost-saving measure. Five analysts are being moved to the Auditors of Public Accounts and the five others are being transferred elsewhere.

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Accounting Group Says Connecticut Has Second Highest Tax Burden

by Cara Rosner | September 23, 2016 5:29am

CTNewsJunkie file photo Connecticut has the second-highest taxpayer burden in the nation, according to a report released this week by a think tank.

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September 21, 2016

Partisan Fight Breaks Out Over Call To Special Session

by Christine Stuart | September 21, 2016 10:19pm

CTNewsJunkie file photo If the General Assembly holds a special session to approve a package of economic incentives for Lockheed Martin, Republican legislative leaders said Wednesday that it should be expanded to include a handful of other proposals.

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September 20, 2016

House Democrats Try Optimistic, Bipartisan Campaign Message

by Christine Stuart | September 20, 2016 1:45pm

Christine Stuart photo EAST HARTFORD — Democrats who have held the majority in the House of Representatives for 29 years said their message about how to help improve Connecticut’s economy isn’t a partisan one and won’t require a tax increase.

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September 19, 2016

Wall Street Says Education Ruling Is Good For ‘Troubled Cities’

by Christine Stuart | September 19, 2016 5:30am

Even though the state said it would appeal the ruling, a Wall Street ratings firm said the Sept. 7 decision in Connecticut’s landmark education lawsuit would “benefit financially troubled cities” and boost their sagging bond ratings.

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September 16, 2016

Republicans Make Their Pitch To Voters In a Blue State

by Christine Stuart | September 16, 2016 5:30am

Christine Stuart photo Which party has the bigger tent?

On the north steps of the state Capitol Thursday, Republicans running for the House of Representatives made a case for the idea that the Connecticut Republican Party, rather than the Democrats, is the more inclusive organization.

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September 15, 2016

Republicans Urge Action, But With Few Details On How To Pay For It

by Christine Stuart | September 15, 2016 6:20pm

christine stuart / ctnewsjunkie Senate Republicans predicted that the state will face a $2 billion deficit following the Nov. 8 election and they want the majority Democratic Party to express a sense of urgency to resolve it along with a handful of other issues they detailed Thursday at a press conference.

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September 14, 2016

Union Challenges Malloy In Third Ad

by Christine Stuart | September 14, 2016 12:20pm

A new union television ad challenges Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s use of the phrase “new economic reality.”

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