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April 30, 2018

MMA in Connecticut - What’s the Holdup?

by Brian Woodman Jr. | Apr 30, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Entertainment | Gaming | Public Safety | Sports | Taxes

John Fulcher / Nutmegmma.com

HARTFORD, CT — Despite opening the door to Mixed Martial Arts and changing the law last year to make the state more hospitable to combat sports, no MMA events have yet been held in Connecticut outside the two federally recognized tribal casinos. At least two fight promoters say the dearth of events thus far has been about costs.

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April 25, 2018

Budget Talks Set To Begin With 2 Weeks To Go

by Christine Stuart | Apr 25, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — Democrats may have muscled a spending plan through the Appropriations Committee last week, but House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz said he’s not going to fight over which document they should use to start budget negotiations.

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April 20, 2018

Dems Muscle Through Their Spending Plan

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 8:48pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

HARTFORD, CT — Democratic lawmakers used their slim majority to push forward a plan to increase spending by $216.7 million Friday, while a Republican proposal died 27-25 in the Appropriations Committee.

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OP-ED | Property Tax Armageddon Comes for Connecticut

by Susan Bigelow | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Analysis | Congress | Consumer Protection | Town News | Housing | Opinion | Taxes | White House | Real Estate

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Rejoice, it’s tax week! Unfortunately if you live in Connecticut or another state that’s heavily dependent on property taxes you might find yourself socked with a much, much larger bill next year — or even this year. Just another benefit of living here in the Happiest Place on Earth.

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Republicans, Democrats Get Ready To Argue Over April Income Tax Receipts

by Christine Stuart | Apr 20, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Education Cost Sharing | Pensions | Taxes | State Capitol

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — The bean counters at the state Capitol are telling lawmakers that income tax revenues are coming in 46 percent better than initially projected, but it’s unlikely the two parties will agree on exactly what to do with it.

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April 19, 2018

In Crumbling Foundation Crisis, Speaker Vows To Help Some Homeowners With a Tax on All

by Jack Kramer and Christine Stuart | Apr 19, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: Business | Consumer Protection | Insurance | Housing | Legal | Taxes

Parker Fiske / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — House leaders gave the crumbling foundation issue a boost Wednesday when they pledged to schedule a vote on a $10 fee for all Connecticut homeowners.

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April 17, 2018

Toll Trolls Crashed By Transportation Committee Chairman

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2018 12:22pm
Posted to: Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT — The Yankee Institute placed 72 cardboard trolls on the front lawn of the state Capitol Tuesday to raise public awareness about the potential number of electronic toll gantries that could be installed on Connecticut’s highways.

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April 11, 2018

Speaker To Republicans: Don’t Waste Time On Your Own Budget Proposal

by Christine Stuart | Apr 11, 2018 9:41am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT —House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz asked his Republican colleagues to shelve any plans they may have to put together their own budget proposal over the next five weeks.

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April 5, 2018

Finance Committee Moves To Delay Bond Covenant

by Christine Stuart | Apr 5, 2018 11:43pm
Posted to: Legal | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — The Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee approved a bill Thursday that will delay implementation of what many are referring to as the “bond lock.”

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Marijuana Legalization Bill Heads To House

by Jack Kramer | Apr 5, 2018 3:19pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy | Taxes

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie

HARTFORD, CT —A bill that would begin planning for the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut was sent to the House Thursday after narrowly passing the Appropriations Committee by a 27-24 vote.

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