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November 14, 2018

Lamont’s Campaign Promises

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 3:00pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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In the heat of a Democratic primary this summer Gov. -elect Ned Lamont said he wanted to fully fund the Education Cost Sharing formula and fully fund PILOT, which is the money cities and towns receive for non-taxable property.

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Revenue Boost Helps Reduce Budget Deficit

by Christine Stuart | Nov 14, 2018 5:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — The legislative and executive branches largely agree that Connecticut’s revenues are headed in the right direction—mostly due to an increase in personal income tax collections and the spending constraints put on the budget process by the bipartisan budget adopted in 2017.

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November 12, 2018

ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t

by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

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We in Connecticut never agree on anything except how miserable we all are, but on Tuesday over 85 percent of voters ratified the two proposed amendments to the state constitution. One, which will create a constitutional “lockbox” for the Special Transportation Fund, has the potential to influence our lives in a big way — but how is that going to work?

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October 30, 2018

Voters Also Divided On Public Policy, Taxes

by Christine Stuart | Oct 30, 2018 12:10pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Poll | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation

HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut residents aren’t only divided on which candidate they want to see in the governor’s office, they’re evenly split on whether they would like to see a reduction in their property tax or prefer a cut in the statewide income tax.

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October 19, 2018

Lamont Releases Taxes, Challenges Stefanowski To Do Same

by Jack Kramer | Oct 19, 2018 1:21pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Taxes | Transparency

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NEW HAVEN, CT — With a little more than two weeks left before the Nov. 6 election, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont released his last five years of state and federal tax returns and challenged Republican Bob Stefanowski to follow suit.

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October 4, 2018

Will Amazon’s Pay Hike Push Connecticut to $15 An Hour Minimum Wage?

by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 11:10am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes

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HARTFORD, CT — Proponents of increasing Connecticut’s minimum wage are hopeful this week’s announcement by Amazon to boost pay for its U.S. employees to $15 an hour will re-energize the movement.

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September 28, 2018

Transfer To Rainy Day Fund Is ‘Credit Positive’

by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2018 11:45am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street

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HARTFORD, CT — It’s still unclear if Connecticut’s borrowing capacity was limited by language adopted as part of the May budget adjustments, but Wall Street did appreciate its recent $200 million contribution to the Rainy Day Fund.

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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 2:52pm
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 3:00am
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

Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief

by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 10:00am
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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