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  • Connecticut lawmakers approve late state budget changes

    Connecticut lawmakers approved some late changes early Tuesday morning to the new Democratic state budget that had drawn criticism from major state employers because of its tax increases on businesses and others. "We did hear the voices of those who...
  • Highlights of bills in Connecticut special session

    The following are highlights of bills considered Monday during a special legislative session of the Connecticut General Assembly: — Establish a Commission on Economic Competitiveness to analyze the effect of state tax policy on Connecticut...
  • Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning

    Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning
    HARTFORD — After a month of complaints from major corporations, the state Senate narrowly approved a budget implementation bill late Monday night that pulls back some proposed business tax increases and funnels an additional $30 million to cash-...
  • Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan

    Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan
    HARTFORD — A bonding bill that provides the first five years of funding for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious transportation infrastructure initiative passed through both the House and Senate during Monday's special legislative session. In...
  • Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill

    Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill
    State lawmakers approved a sweeping bill on Monday that seeks to increase police accountability, bolster the ranks of minority officers and build trust between police and the communities they protect. It also mandates state police to equip troopers with...
  • Lawmakers to return for special session, make budget changes

    Connecticut legislators are returning to the state Capitol to finish up their work, including some last-minute changes to the budget they narrowly passed. A special session of the General Assembly is scheduled for Monday. The session comes after weeks...
  • Malloy's Transportation Push Needs Review

    Malloy's Transportation Push Needs Review
    Having spent much of my career in state government dealing with transportation issues in one way or another, I have followed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's transportation proposals closely. There is no question that the state needs to act aggressively to...
  • Ride-booking firm ramps up recruiting despite bill's failure

    The ride-booking company Uber is ramping up its recruitment of drivers in Connecticut, even though legislation requiring them to abide by a new regulatory system failed to clear the General Assembly in the final hours of the regular legislative session....
  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes

    Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they've reached an agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to...
  • Activist says Connecticut played role in gay marriage ruling

    A veteran gay-rights activist credits Connecticut with playing "a very important role" in Friday's Supreme Court decision making gay marriage legal across the U.S. Anne Stanback, the founder and former executive director of Love Makes A Family, said...
  • Mistrust At Capitol Imperils Budget Fixes

    Mistrust At Capitol Imperils Budget Fixes
    The legislature can usually exhale when it passes a budget. It's primary job is done, though some cleanup tasks remain. In most years, the governor signs the budget and all that's left is to pay for what's spent. This year's state budget process is...