by Susan Bigelow | Nov 12, 2018 12:44pm
Posted to: Analysis | Election 2018 | Opinion | Public Safety | State Budget | Taxes | Transportation
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?
Continue reading "ANALYSIS | What the Transportation Lockbox Will Do - And What it Won’t" »
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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by Jack Kramer | Oct 19, 2018 1:21pm
Posted to: Election 2018 | Taxes | Transparency
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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by Jack Kramer | Oct 4, 2018 11:10am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Election 2018 | Housing | Jobs | Poverty | Taxes
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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by Christine Stuart | Sep 28, 2018 11:45am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Wall Street
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.
Continue reading "Transfer To Rainy Day Fund Is ‘Credit Positive’" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 2:52pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency
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.
Continue reading "Nappier Says Drafting Error Will Constrain Bonding Capacity; Malloy Administration Calls Attorney" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 19, 2018 3:00am
Posted to: Election 2018 | Media Matters | State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transparency | Transportation
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.
Continue reading "Malloy Seeks to Clarify ‘Pesky Facts’ In Era of False Claims" »
by Christine Stuart | Sep 18, 2018 10:00am
Posted to: Town News | State Budget | Taxes
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.
Continue reading "Municipal Lobby Pushes For Mandate Relief" »
by Peter Urban | Sep 14, 2018 12:30pm
Posted to: US Foreign Policy | Congress | DC News Junkie | Education | Environment | Federal Budget | Taxes | Veterans Affairs | White House
How Connecticut’s congressional delegates voted on key legislation for the week ending Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.
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by Terry Cowgill | Sep 13, 2018 3:21pm
Posted to: Analysis | Opinion | State Budget | Pensions | Taxes
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.
Continue reading "OP-ED | In Search Of The Perfect Tax - And A Realistic Strategy" »