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  • Quiet Discord Amid Cheers For Elizabeth Warren

    Quiet Discord Amid Cheers For Elizabeth Warren
    The biggest applause line for Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Monday night's gathering of 1,000 Democrats was not one of her barbs about America's letting down working people, nor any of her slams against Republicans for attacking science, same-sex marriage,...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems

    Debate About A $60M Unemployment Tax Waiver Is Not What It Seems
    Like most Connecticut employers, state Rep. Dave Rutigliano and his partners will have to pay a surcharge of $154 per worker in January, part of the payback for federal loans to the state's unemployment insurance fund. That's on top of regular...
  • 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...