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  • Bike Advocates Say Newly Passed Reforms Long Overdue

    Bike Advocates Say Newly Passed Reforms Long Overdue
    HARTFORD — Bicycling advocates agree that Connecticut, with its antiquated, auto-centric laws from the past century and narrow, often congested roads, hasn't been as cycling-friendly a place as it could be. Out-of-date state laws were so focused...
  • Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation

    Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cautioned legislative leaders against using a sales-tax increase for municipal aid, saying he sees the tax as a likely funding source for his ambitious transportation initiative, sources said Thursday. The...
  • As Nation's Oldest Cavalry Unit Faces Budget Cuts, Critics Say That Will Break Promise

    As Nation's Oldest Cavalry Unit Faces Budget Cuts, Critics Say That Will Break Promise
    Founded in 1778, Connecticut's First Company Governor's Horse Guards still rides today as the nation's oldest cavalry unit in continuous service. The horse troop escorted Gen. George Washington to a Revolutionary War meeting in Hartford with the French...
  • Groundbreaking At Charter Oak School In West Hartford

    Groundbreaking At Charter Oak School In West Hartford
    WEST HARTFORD — Although preliminary excavation began at Charter Oak School this winter, a formal groundbreaking ceremony was held Wednesday. "After more than three years of effort we get to see diggers making this building happen," Rep. Andy...
  • Malloy's Fantasy Savings Account Empty

    Malloy's Fantasy Savings Account Empty
    Prepare for millions in state employee make believe cost-saving suggestions. That was the $180 million fantasy that Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy stuck in his 2011 budget to get it to balance. No one ever has enumerated the money saved from those...
  • Charter School Lobbying: Where Is Money Coming From?

    Charter School Lobbying: Where Is  Money Coming From?
    When the legislature's appropriations committee voted recently to eliminate a proposal by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to fund two new charter schools, advocacy organizations that lobby at the Capitol were ready. They had a television ad set to air within 24...
  • State Deficit Continues To Worsen Amid Weaker Tax Revenue

    State Deficit Continues To Worsen Amid Weaker Tax Revenue
    HARTFORD — With the income tax, cigarette taxes and casino money all coming in lower than expected, the governor's budget office is now projecting a deficit of nearly $162 million in the current fiscal year. State officials released their consensus...
  • What's The Point Of A Toothless Spending Cap?

    What's The Point Of A Toothless Spending Cap?
    Since it was hastily initiated in 1991 to help sell the state income tax, the state's spending cap has functioned somewhat like a dead animal in the road — it has slowed the spenders as they try to get around it. But get around it they do. For...
  • Committee Eliminates Money For New Charter Schools

    Committee Eliminates Money For New Charter Schools
    HARTFORD — The legislature's appropriations committee offered a version of the state budget Monday that brought mixed news for students, ranging from the inclusion of funding for extended-day programs in the neediest school districts and...
  • Committee Votes To Alter Spending Cap, Restores Some Cuts In State Budget

    Committee Votes To Alter Spending Cap, Restores Some Cuts In State Budget
    HARTFORD — The legislature's appropriations committee approved a budget Monday that, by using a new definition of the state's mandatory spending cap, allowed it to restore millions to popular programs that had been cut under the governor's...
  • Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today

    Five Things To Know At The Capitol Today
    1. One of the more interestingly named bills of the year, “An Act Concerning Sushi Rice,” will be discussed before the General Law Committee Monday afternoon. The legislation was sponsored by Sen. Rob Kane after a constituent who owned a sushi...