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September 19, 2018

Nappier Says Drafting Error Will Constrain Bonding Capacity; Malloy Administration Calls Attorney

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:52pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency

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HARTFORD, CT — State Treasurer Denise Nappier informed legislative leaders Wednesday that they inadvertently reduced the state’s bonding capacity by failing to include certain exemptions in the budget adjustment it passed in the final hours of the legislative session.

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Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims

by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT — With the spotlight on the gubernatorial contest, outgoing Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy sought to correct the record regarding a few things that have been said recently during the debates.

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September 18, 2018

OP-ED | For UConn And Coach Ollie, Now’s The Time To Settle, Save Face, And Move On

by Ken Krayeske | Sep 18, 2018 2:13pm
Posted to: Analysis | Education | Legal | Opinion | Sports | State Budget

CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF VIA WIKIMEDIA

A fairy-tale ending in the feud between UConn and former men’s basketball head coach Kevin Ollie would pay Ollie between half of the $10 million contract he is owed and use the remaining $5 million to seed the Kevin Ollie Academy, a new elementary school in Hartford.

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Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 11:00am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut’s largest municipal lobby is hosting the last gubernatorial debate in October, but they don’t want to be left out of the conversation in the lead-up to the November election.

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September 14, 2018

On The Issue of Pre-Existing Coverage There’s Common Ground

by Christine Stuart | Sep 14, 2018 4:00pm
Posted to: Health Care | Insurance | State Budget

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NEW HAVEN, CT — Connecticut has passed a number of laws recently that mandate health insurance sold in the Nutmeg state must actually provide coverage for consumers.

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September 13, 2018

OP-ED | In Search Of The Perfect Tax - And A Realistic Strategy

by Terry Cowgill | Sep 13, 2018 4:21pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes

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No matter who wins the governor’s race, the elusive search for revenue to close a projected $4.6 billion two-year deficit will commence the next day, or as soon as the victor recovers from his hangover.

Pay no attention to the Stefanowski behind the curtain. Yes, that must have been where Bob Stefanowski was hiding during the first gubernatorial debate last Wednesday. Maybe he had a good reason.

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September 12, 2018

Attorney General: State Employees Took $10.9M In Taxpayer Money In Drug Kickback Scheme

by Christine Stuart | Sep 12, 2018 4:00am
Posted to: Consumer Protection | Health Care | Insurance | Legal | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Three years ago, when state Comptroller Kevin Lembo saw the cost of compound pharmaceuticals skyrocketing, he alerted Attorney General George Jepsen whose office filed a lawsuit Tuesday against a former Correction officer, his ex-wife, 11 other state employees, and a Florida-based company at the center of an alleged pyramid scheme.

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September 5, 2018

First Debate Focuses On Tax Policy and The Economy

by Christine Stuart | Sep 5, 2018 9:39pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes

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WEST HARTFORD, CT— It’s the first major gubernatorial debate of the season after a bruising five-way Republican primary, but Republican Bob Stefanowski wasn’t quite ready to fit Democratic nominee Ned Lamont and petitioning candidate Oz Griebel into his campaign schedule.

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August 27, 2018

Speaking for State Dems, Bloomfield Pols Say Elimination of Income Tax Will Put Towns In Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Aug 27, 2018 12:31pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Equality | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Bloomfield

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HARTFORD, CT — Local elected officials from Bloomfield came to the state Capitol Monday to criticize Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob Stefanowski’s proposal to eliminate the income tax over eight years.

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August 23, 2018

Lamont Floats Increase In Property Tax Credit On Campaign Trail

by Christine Stuart | Aug 23, 2018 3:59pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | Hartford

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HARTFORD, CT — With the city of Hartford as his backdrop and Bloomfield Mayor Suzette DeBeatham-Brown by his side, Ned Lamont promised to increase a middle class tax credit that dwindled during the past eight years of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration.

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