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July 29, 2015

Lawmakers Open To Property Tax Relief Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 29, 2015 4:26pm

Christine Stuart photo Democratic legislative leaders said there may not be any language in the budget guaranteeing that future legislatures will continue to use a half percent of the sales tax to fund property tax relief on motor vehicles, but they were optimistic that the funds would continue to be used for their intended purpose.

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July 28, 2015

Bond Commission Starts Borrowing for Transportation Projects Without Constitutional Lock Box

by Christine Stuart | July 28, 2015 1:02pm

Christine Stuart photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy continues to support a constitutional “lock box” for transportation funding, but was unclear Tuesday if he will call lawmakers back into a special session this fall to approve it. 

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July 27, 2015

Residents To Rally Against Potential Plans For Shooting Range

by Christine Stuart | July 27, 2015 2:52pm

Courtesy of the State Police Two years after Glastonbury residents fended off a proposal to build a state police shooting range in their town, two other communities are working to make sure it doesn’t come to theirs.

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July 17, 2015

OP-ED | When Democracy Fails: Why Budget Referendums and Town Meetings Don’t Work

by Susan Bigelow | July 17, 2015 9:00am

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I winced when I saw the headline about Windsor voters rejecting their town’s budget for the fourth time. Turnout for a referendum that will likely cause layoffs and school cuts was an appallingly low 20 percent.

This can’t go on.

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July 14, 2015

New Sushi Rice Regulations To Roll Out In October

by Madeline Stocker | July 14, 2015 12:30pm

shutterstock Out of all the bills Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law this past term, this certainly is the stickiest.

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July 13, 2015

State To Close Part of Bridgeport Correctional Center

by Christine Stuart | July 13, 2015 5:30am

In concert with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s Second Chance proposal, Correction Department Commissioner Scott Semple announced last week that the department would be closing a portion of the Bridgeport Correctional Center before the end of the month.

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July 9, 2015

Sharkey’s Property Tax Legislation Rides Through in the Budget Implementer

by Christine Stuart | July 9, 2015 2:53pm

Christine Stuart file photo A bill touted by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey that would put student housing and new medical facilities acquired by large hospital networks on the tax rolls for the first time was one of the many concepts buried in a special session budget bill last week.

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July 8, 2015

Counting Prisoners As Local Residents Distorts Voting Districts, Advocate Says

by Luke Foster | July 8, 2015 12:05am

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WINDSOR — While counting prisoners as residents of the town where they are incarcerated instead of where they live can cause problems with governmental representation, it is a problem that can be fixed, a prison reform advocate said Tuesday.

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July 2, 2015

Malloy Vetoes Municipal Double-Dipping

by Christine Stuart | July 2, 2015 4:56pm

christine stuart file photo Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed a bill Thursday that would have allowed municipal employees to double dip, collecting a pension and a salary at the same time.

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June 29, 2015

Connecticut Tribes Denied Second Chance to Petition for Sovereignty

by Madeline Stocker | June 29, 2015 11:08pm

Christine Stuart photo Flanked by U.S. Sens. Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Monday that Indian tribes in Connecticut who had previously been denied federal recognition would not be given a second bite at the apple.

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