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  • Low Capital Gains Worsen Deficit Projections

    Low Capital Gains Worsen Deficit Projections
    HARTFORD — With state income tax collections from Wall Street slower than expected, the comptroller is now projecting the state deficit at $101 million for the current fiscal year. Comptroller Kevin Lembo, a Democrat, said Monday that the state had...
  • Cabbies: Make Uber Follow Stricter Taxi Rules

    Cabbies: Make Uber Follow Stricter Taxi Rules
    HARTFORD — Depending on who is speaking, regulating Uber and the ride-share industry in Connecticut would either protect under-informed customers, block unfair competition — or choke off job-creating entrepreneurs. Dozens of drivers and...
  • Connecticut Approved For Federal Highway Toll Pilot Project

    Connecticut Approved For Federal Highway Toll Pilot Project
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Federal Highway Administration has approved Connecticut for a pilot program installing an electronic toll system. The pilot program for so-called value-pricing bypasses a federal ban on federal highway tolls by...
  • Connecticut debates how to regulate ride-hailing services

    Connecticut is the latest state to grapple with how to regulate Uber and other ride-hailing services being embraced by the public but angering the long-established taxi and livery industry. Taxi and livery drivers say they're under assault by unfair...
  • Flexer, Rosati and Rovero listen to constituent concerns

    State Sen. Mae Flexer (D-29), state Rep. Danny Rovero (D-51) and state Rep. Christine Rosati (D-44) held office hours at the Killingly Town Hall on Feb. 28. For two hours they answered questions and provided information on bills that were currently on the...
  • Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI

    Enfield State Rep. Alexander Charged With DUI
    WINDSOR LOCKS — A state representative from Enfield was arrested early Saturday on a charge of driving under the influence, and the House speaker said the incident is serious enough he may lose his leadership responsibilities. Rep. David Alexander,...
  • College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'

    College Sex: Is 'Yes Means Yes' Better Than 'No Means No?'
    When it comes to sex, there's a world of difference between "no means no" and "yes means yes," students and college officials told legislators last week. Olivia Paschal, a Yale student, said she has not been sexually assaulted, but that if it had ever...
  • No Need For UConn Foundation Secrecy

    No Need For UConn Foundation Secrecy
    Lawmakers, a word: Don't succumb to the siren song of secrecy piped by representatives of the University of Connecticut Foundation at a hearing before the General Assembly's higher education committee Thursday. Advocates for the foundation, the private,...
  • Aid In Dying Offers Control At The End

    Aid In Dying Offers Control At The End
    I have traveled to Connecticut's Capitol from Philadelphia twice in the last two years, and I plan to come back this winter because there are Connecticut citizens right now who need the legal protection that was not available to me. A bill before the...
  • Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle

    Suicide Option Would Undermine My Cancer Battle
    I have been diagnosed with a terminal brain cancer — a glioblastoma. Because of my diagnosis, I would likely be eligible for the state's help to commit suicide under a bill before the General Assembly — and that is terrifying. Like many...
  • Gov. Malloy doubts Connecticut lawmakers will increase taxes

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has heard the growing complaints about his proposed spending cuts but doubts the General Assembly has the appetite to ultimately increase taxes to cover those reductions. "I don't see that Connecticut's going to be raising taxes,"...