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February 22, 2019

Recent Slowdown Concerns Trucking Industry After Stellar 2018

by Shawn R. Beals | Feb 22, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Business | The Economy | Trade, Transportation, Utilities Sector | Transportation

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Connecticut’s trucking industry is cautiously watching a recent slowdown in activity that follows a highly successful 2018, because it could be a harbinger of economic slowdown.

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February 21, 2019

Lamont Administration Seeks Resignations of Political Appointees

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 11:07pm
Posted to: State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont asked more than 100 political appointees in executive branch agencies to submit their letters of resignation Thursday.

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Public Option Discussion Moves Forward

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 3:41pm
Posted to: Events | Health Care | Insurance

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HARTFORD, CT — Connecticut lawmakers are taking a hard look this year at government-sponsored public health insurance options.

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Lamont Says Tolling All Vehicles Is The Best Solution

by Jack Kramer | Feb 21, 2019 3:25pm
Posted to: Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT —The day after he presented two different tolling plans to the General Assembly Gov. Ned Lamont Thursday made it clear he favors tolling all vehicles, not just trucks.

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Lamont Offers No Tax Relief To Hospitals

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 11:49am
Posted to: Health Care | State Budget

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont may not use the same rhetoric as his predecessor, but his budget is just as harsh on Connecticut’s hospitals when it comes to taxing them.

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Lamont Asks Labor for a ‘Connecticut Moment’

by Christine Stuart | Feb 21, 2019 5:00am
Posted to: Labor | State Budget | Pensions

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HARTFORD, CT — With a no-layoff provision and a contract for health and pension benefits that extends to 2027, Gov. Ned Lamont has nothing he can offer his friends in labor, yet he asked them Wednesday to make changes to their future pension benefits.

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February 20, 2019

Lamont Plan Calls For 53 Toll Gantries And ‘Graduated Reduction’ in the Gas Tax

by Jack Kramer | Feb 20, 2019 3:54pm
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol | Transportation

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HARTFORD, CT (UPDATED 8:30 p.m.) — The plan for tolling all vehicles that Gov. Ned Lamont mapped out Wednesday would include 53 gantries and limit the tolling to Interstates 84, 91, 95 and Route 15.

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Lamont Faces Opposition To New Taxes

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2019 2:09pm

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont didn’t even mention the 1.5 cent per ounce tax on sugary beverages, but there was little doubt Wednesday about who didn’t support his proposal.

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Legalizing Marijuana Gets Mention In Lamont’s Budget Address

by Jack Kramer | Feb 20, 2019 1:31pm
Posted to: Agriculture | Business | The Economy

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HARTFORD, CT —It wasn’t until the very end of Gov. Ned Lamont’s address to the General Assembly about his two-year budget submitted Wednesday that there was any mention of legalizing recreational marijuana.

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Lamont’s Budget Will Tax Services, Some Goods

by Christine Stuart | Feb 20, 2019 10:30am
Posted to: State Budget | Taxes | State Capitol

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HARTFORD, CT — Gov. Ned Lamont’s first two-year budget proposal will include taxes on sugary beverages, plastic bags, liquor bottles, legal services, interior design, real estate, veterinarian services, accounting services, digital downloads, home renovations, winter boat storage, over-the-counter drugs, and newspaper and magazine sales.

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