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January 23, 2018

Vermont Legalizes Marijuana, But Not Commercial Sales

by Jack Kramer | Jan 23, 2018 12:00pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Law Enforcement | Legal | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Vermont became the ninth state Monday to legalize recreational marijuana and the first to do it through the legislative process. The eight other states where it’s legal approved it through a referendum.

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January 22, 2018

The Republican Tax Plan; Will Connecticut Sue?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Jan 22, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Startups | Congress | Housing | Jobs | Legal | Taxes | White House

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HARTFORD, CT — Will Connecticut join other “blue” states in considering legal action against the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed by Republicans in late 2017?

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January 12, 2018

OP-ED | Who Needs Illinois? Connecticut Should Channel Oregon

by Terry Cowgill | Jan 12, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | The Economy | Technology sector | Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

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When it comes to leaving Connecticut, there’s data and then there’s data. Since we live in a place that is obviously in some stage of decline, we’ve all suspected that people are moving out of the state in droves, even as census numbers suggested we were pretty much holding our own until a few years ago.

But now we have a different set of numbers that, while unscientific, nonetheless show what many of us have suspected for years: there aren’t many people who want to move here.

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January 4, 2018

OP-ED | Reckless Predictions for 2018

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 4, 2018 5:00pm
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2018 | Health Care | Insurance | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes

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It’s going to be another wild one, what with an open-seat governor’s race, the ongoing scary-clown circus of Washington, a sure-to-be contentious legislative session, even more financial free-fall, and and the midterm elections all coming up. You’re ready, right?

Right?

Well, I’m ready. And to prove it, here are some of the ways I think it’s all going to turn out.

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Three Towns Seek Help After Being Shortchanged In State Budget

by Christine Stuart | Jan 4, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Bridgeport | Hamden | Torrington


HARTFORD, CT — When the General Assembly passed the new two-year budget in October and then tried to fix it in November, they apparently left three communities holding the bag, so to speak.

Specifically, the legislature failed to modify language that shortchanged Bridgeport, Hamden, and Torrington with respect to reimbursements for local car taxes.

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January 2, 2018

Connecticut Lawmakers Brace Themselves For Revenue Estimates

by Christine Stuart | Jan 2, 2018 5:29am
Posted to: Congress | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street | White House

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers are trying to find the silver lining in the tax package passed by Congress and signed by President Donald Trump before Christmas.

But will it impact January revenue estimates?

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December 23, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | Keeping Score

by Peter Urban | Dec 23, 2017 12:10am
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | Federal Budget | Taxes | White House

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December 22, 2017

OP-ED | Connecticut Republicans Can’t Run From the National GOP Anymore

by Susan Bigelow | Dec 22, 2017 10:00am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Election 2017 | Election 2018 | Opinion | Taxes | State Capitol | White House

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Republicans in Connecticut have long perfected the art of holding two contradictory thoughts in their minds at once: they are Republicans, but they are also not Republicans, if you know what I mean.

It’s a convenient way of thinking, and it serves them well. Maybe it serves all of us well. Here are all these folks, these friends and neighbors, these decent and kind people, whose political party both is and isn’t the monster down in D.C. enabling a dangerous loose cannon of a president as he — and they — gleefully undermine small-d democratic norms.

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OP-ED | 2017 Gave Us the ‘New Normal,’ And It Was Not Pretty

by Barth Keck | Dec 22, 2017 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Taxes | White House | Pop culture

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Merriam-Webster chose feminism. Dictionary.com selected complicit. Oxford Dictionaries opted for youthquake.

These are the “words of year,” each reflecting the “ethos, mood, or preoccupations” of 2017. At this time last year, I predicted post-accountability would take the title. So I was wrong. But go ahead — tell me we didn’t live in world where a truth was a lie, a lie was truth, and people didn’t care either way. In short, post-accountability.

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December 20, 2017

DC NEWS JUNKIE | White House Cheers Passage of Tax Bill; Connecticut Delegation United in Opposition

by Peter Urban | Dec 20, 2017 4:46pm
Posted to: Congress | DC News Junkie | The Economy | Federal Budget | Jobs | Taxes

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President Donald Trump celebrated passage of a $1.5 trillion tax bill that cleared Congress on Wednesday afternoon without a single Democrat in support.

“I promised the American people a big, beautiful tax cut for Christmas. With final passage of this legislation, that is exactly what they are getting,” Trump said in a statement after the House voted 224-201 to pass the bill that would overhaul federal tax policy for the first time in decades. The Senate voted, 51-48, early Wednesday morning for it.

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