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April 17, 2014

House Approves Tax Credits For UTC

by Christine Stuart | Apr 17, 2014 5:34pm
Posted to: Business | Jobs | Labor | Taxes | East Hartford | Stratford

Hugh McQuaid photo The House overwhelmingly approved legislation Thursday to allow United Technologies Corp. to use $400 million in unused tax credits to reduce their tax liability and expand their facilities.

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December 19, 2013

Judiciary Committee Appoints Robinson To Supreme Court

by Christine Stuart | Dec 19, 2013 6:33pm
Posted to: Courts | Town News | Stamford | Stratford | Legal

Christine Stuart photo As a Stratford native who has spent the 13 years on the bench — first as a trial court judge and most recently as an Appellate Court judge — Richard Robinson said he always tries to think about what it was like to be the person in the position he previously held.

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October 7, 2013

OP-ED | Children’s Education Shouldn’t Come Down to Chance

by Jennifer Alexander | Oct 7, 2013 7:06pm
Posted to: Education | Town News | Bridgeport | Bristol | Brooklyn | Enfield | Hartford | Stratford | Waterbury | West Haven | Wolcott | Opinion

Whether it’s in Bridgeport, Bristol, or Brooklyn, budget cuts and teacher layoffs are an unwelcome prospect but sometimes an unavoidable reality. The manner in which school districts choose which teachers to let go is often decided long in advance, during collective bargaining negotiations.

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September 23, 2013

State On Pace to Exceed Malloy’s Self-Imposed Debt Limit

by Christine Stuart | Sep 23, 2013 5:30am
Posted to: The Economy | Town News | Stratford | State Budget | State Capitol

The state Bond Commission is poised to borrow $395.5 million in general obligation bonds by the end of the week, a move that would put Gov. Dannel P. Malloy within $20 million of his self-imposed $1.8 billion bonding limit.

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March 4, 2013

Elected Officials From Small Towns Air Grievances On Car Tax Elimination

by Christine Stuart | Mar 4, 2013 6:29am
Posted to: Town News | Somers | Stratford | State Budget | Taxes

Christine Stuart file photo Elected officials from small towns across Connecticut will travel to the state Capitol on Monday to tell the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee that the elimination of the motor vehicle tax will be detrimental to their communities.

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January 18, 2013

OP-ED | Plenty of Forgettable Bills in New Session

by Susan Bigelow | Jan 18, 2013 10:18am
Posted to: Opinion | State Capitol | Bridgeport | Guilford | Southington | Stratford | Thomaston | Westbrook | Wolcott | Woodbridge

Susan Bigelow The legislative session is off and running at last, and members are rushing to propose new laws. Thus far, the focus has been squarely on gun control and school safety in the wake of Newtown, but there’s plenty more going on beneath the surface. Sadly, some of the many, many bills being raised should stay out of sight.

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April 10, 2012

Lawmaker Seeks To Protect Display Of Religious Symbols

by Joseph Adinolfi | Apr 10, 2012 4:08pm
Posted to: Town News | Stratford | State Capitol

HAMDEN — After a condo association threatened to fine a resident for hanging a Jewish religious symbol on her door frame, Sen. Majority Leader Martin Looney hopes to pass a narrowly tailored proposal that will protect condo owners’ religious freedom.

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