May 21, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2013 12:25pm
Instead of eliminating the statewide property tax on 90 percent of motor vehicles like Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed in February, a bipartisan commission created by House Speaker Brendan Sharkey is looking at setting a statewide mill rate for property taxes on vehicles.
Tags: motor vehicle, taxes, municipalities, Brendan Sharkey, Jeffrey Berger, dh
by Christine Stuart | May 21, 2013 12:10am
Lauded as a conservative hero for taking on the public employee unions in Wisconsin in 2010-11, Gov. Scott Walker reminded Connecticut Republicans on Monday that it’s possible to turn a blue state red.
Tags: Scott Walker, John McKinney, Tom Foley, Stamford, Larry Dorman, unions, Koch Brothers, dh
May 17, 2013
by Susan Bigelow | May 17, 2013 5:30am
Everyone hates taxes, right? Well, apparently not all taxes, all the time — a new poll of 500 voters sponsored by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids found that a staggering 70 percent favored raising taxes on cigarettes by nearly a dollar per pack. It’s the kind of tax that people like; since only 17 percent or so of adults smoke, it’s largely happening to someone else.
Tags: Taxes, cigarettes, sin taxes, Susan Bigelow, dh
May 15, 2013
by Hugh McQuaid | May 15, 2013 1:05pm
A coalition of health and anti smoking advocates called on the legislature Wednesday to increase state taxes on cigarettes by 95 cents a pack, citing a new poll that found broad support for the proposal among Connecticut voters.
Tags: cigarettes, taxes, cancer, budget, smoking, sharkey, williams, poll, Hugh McQuaid, dh
May 2, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 2, 2013 4:07pm
May 1, 2013
by Christine Stuart | May 1, 2013 9:18pm
Normally the fact that the state is running a $150.1 million surplus would be good news, but state Comptroller Kevin Lembo’s monthly budget report was dampened by consensus revenue figures that show a nearly $500 million shortfall over the next two years.
April 30, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 30, 2013 11:35pm
Budget analysts predicted that over the next two years revenue will drop more than $488 million, creating new challenges in negotiations over a state budget that doesn’t increase taxes.
April 26, 2013
by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2013 4:38pm
by Susan Bigelow | April 26, 2013 8:56am
Gas taxes are going up again this July, and so once again I thought, briefly, about finding some other way to get around besides driving my car. I live and work smack in the middle of a busy, densely-populated valley stretching from Northampton to New Haven, so you would think that I would have several good transit options for getting to work. You’d be wrong.
Tags: gas tax, Taxes, transit, buses, springfield, Enfield, car tax, Susan Bigelow, dh
by Christine Stuart | April 26, 2013 5:29am