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June 14, 2017

Lembo, Senate Republicans Point Fingers Over Death of Charitable Giving Bill

by Christine Stuart | June 14, 2017 5:30am

Ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT —It was considered a small and necessary change to current statute by state Comptroller Kevin Lembo, but after he pointed to Senate Republicans as the reason the legislation died, the Republicans are pushing back

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June 7, 2017

Legislature Limps To The Finish

by Christine Stuart | June 7, 2017 6:39pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — In the waning hours of the 2017 legislative session, lawmakers were unable to find much agreement between the two chambers or parties.

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May 17, 2017

House Gives Thumbs Up To Tax Credit Transparency

by Jack Kramer | May 17, 2017 5:18pm

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT -  Legislation that would toughen oversight of state tax credits and economic incentives unanimously passed the House of Representatives Wednesday.

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April 27, 2017

Bipartisanship Prevails Over Where CT-N’s Cameras Should Be Pointed

by Christine Stuart | April 27, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — They’re unable to agree on a budget, but Republicans and Democrats agree that the Connecticut Television Network cameras should be pointed at them.

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April 26, 2017

Looney Continues To Be Optimistic About Revenue Package

by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2017 12:56pm

Christine Stuart / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT— One day after bipartisan budget discussions ended in finger pointing, one Democratic leader is holding out some hope that the legislature will approve at the very least a revenue package.

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Good Government Group Grades The Fiscal Transparency of Special Districts

by Jack Kramer | April 26, 2017 6:39am

Report cover HARTFORD, CT — They’re outside the traditional forms of local or state government, but so-called special districts spend more than $200 billion annually.

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April 24, 2017

Underperforming Income Tax Receipts Complicate Budget Picture

by Christine Stuart | April 24, 2017 3:18pm

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — Department of Revenue Services Commissioner Kevin Sullivan is counting income tax receipts and “we’re still light.”

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April 6, 2017

Environmentalists Advocate For Constitutional Amendment, Increased Funding

by Jack Kramer | April 6, 2017 11:30am

Jack Kramer / ctnewsjunkie HARTFORD, CT — Advocates for Connecticut’s forests and parks joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers Wednesday to support a constitutional amendment to protect state lands from being sold or given away without public input.

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March 31, 2017

Public Gets To Weigh In On Spending Cap Proposals Monday

by Christine Stuart | March 31, 2017 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie file photo HARTFORD, CT — A commission created by the General Assembly couldn’t reach consensus on the issue, but some lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy are still hoping three-fifths of the General Assembly will finally approve a constitutional spending cap.

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March 29, 2017

FOIA Complaint Explores Use of Social Media By Public Officials

by Jack Kramer | March 29, 2017 5:30am

Courtesy of LinkedIn HARTFORD, CT — The Freedom of Information Commission is close to deciding whether a former top banking official violated Connecticut’s open record laws when he deleted social media posts about the Otoe-Missouria Tribal Nation.

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