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April 19, 2015

OP-ED | Balancing Budget On Sin Taxes is Shortsighted, Reckless

by Will Hermann | April 19, 2015 9:04pm

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Ever since Gov. Dannel P. Malloy punted an unfinished budget to the legislature later than the usual deadline, legislators have been searching for ways to raise revenue without explicitly raising taxes.

So far, legislators have been looking at ways to counteract declining sin tax receipts as a way to balance the budget, which include the addition of new casinos and the legalization of keno. The term sin tax refers to tax revenue from alcohol and tobacco sales (and may soon include sugary drinks) and casino revenue sharing, which totaled more than $721 million last year.

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April 6, 2015

Windsor Says ‘No’ To Casino Development

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 9:54pm

Christine Stuart photo The Windsor Town Council became the first community Monday to adopt a resolution in opposition to the expansion of casino gambling.

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Council Expected to Pass Resolution Against Casino Expansion In Windsor

by Christine Stuart | April 6, 2015 5:30am

ctnewsjunkie photo While the General Assembly is still considering legislation to allow new casinos in Connecticut, the Windsor Town Council is planning a pre-emptive step against gaming in their town.

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March 4, 2015

Connecticut Keeps 40-Person Manufacturing Company From Moving

by Christine Stuart | March 4, 2015 5:15pm

Christine Stuart photo A visit to its German headquarters by a state official and a $3 million low-interest loan helped convince a manufacturing company that employs 40 people to stay and expand in Windsor.

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October 12, 2014

Malloy, Foley Agree On No Beans

by Christine Stuart | October 12, 2014 11:01pm

There are few things two of the three gubernatorial candidates can agree on these days, but having no beans in their chili is one of them.

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April 24, 2014

Senate Gives Final Approval to UTC Tax Credit Deal

by Hugh McQuaid | April 24, 2014 5:27pm

Hugh McQuaid photo The Senate gave final passage Thursday to a deal allowing United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to expand facilities and cut their tax liability.

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April 14, 2014

Republicans Win Special Election in 61st

by Christine Stuart | April 14, 2014 5:30am

Courtesy of Facebook The Connecticut Republican Party is claiming that East Granby resident Tami Zawistowski’s victory over Peter Hill in the 61st House District race was a referendum on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.

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February 21, 2014

Suffield Lawmaker Dies After Battle With Brain Cancer

by Hugh McQuaid | February 21, 2014 1:54pm

Christine Stuart file photo Rep. Elaine O’Brien, D-Suffield, died Friday morning after a long struggle with brain cancer. She was 58 years old.

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October 3, 2013

Iron Mountain Inc. Goes Solar and Sustainable in Windsor Through ZREC Program

by Doug Hardy | October 3, 2013 12:00pm

Doug Hardy photo The state became a bit less dependent on fossil fuels this week with the completion of a 902-panel solar power array on the roof of Iron Mountain Inc.‘s document storage facility off I-91 in Windsor.

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February 11, 2013

Municipalities Confronted With Weather Challenges

by Hugh McQuaid | February 11, 2013 4:30pm

With severe winter weather impacting the state frequently in recent years, some municipalities are wondering if they are experiencing a new normal and whether their tools are up to the task of responding.

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