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  • Connecticut GOP to hold hearing on Democratic tax increases

    The Connecticut General Assembly's minority Republicans are holding their own public hearing on the majority Democrats' proposed tax increases. Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano said the GOP leaders urged their Democratic colleagues to hold a public...
  • Connecticut lawmakers to be briefed on Metro-North

    Connecticut lawmakers will be receiving a briefing about Metro-North Railroad's operations. Members of the General Assembly's Transportation Committee were scheduled to hear Monday from Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Metro-North Railroad...
  • Naming rights, ads, considered to help cover transportation

    Selling more advertising and leasing naming rights are being discussed as possible ways to raise at least a small portion of the money needed to operate Connecticut's transportation system without inflicting much financial pain on taxpayers and commuters....
  • Nearly half of states expect to confront big budget gaps

    With the nation's economy at its healthiest since the Great Recession, a surprising trend is emerging among the states — large budget gaps. An Associated Press analysis of statehouse finances around the country shows that at least 22 states project...
  • Connecticut hires a culture director

    Connecticut is getting a director of culture. That may seem odd in a state that isn't linked to the arts the way the film industry is associated with California or jazz is tied to New Orleans. But Kristina Newman-Scott says she believes the theaters,...
  • 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...
  • Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House

    Bill Making It Harder To Opt Out Of Vaccine Mandate Clears House
    HARTFORD — Parents seeking to prevent their children from being vaccinated for religious reasons will face an additional hurdle under a bill approved by the House of Representatives on Thursday. The measure comes in response to a devastating...
  • 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...
  • Bill Mandating Split Property Tax Bills Clears Connecticut House of Representatives

    The House of Representatives approved a bill Thursday that requires towns to provide a breakdown of what percentage of local property taxes is spent on education and what percentage is allocated to municipal services such as police protection and trash...
  • UConn Rejects 20 Percent Of Credits From Community Colleges

    HARTFORD — The University of Connecticut is rejecting more than 20 percent of the transfer credits from students entering the school from the state's community colleges, according to a study released Thursday. John Mullane, a counselor at Gateway...
  • Senate passes bill to provide info to patient caregivers

    Legislation that would ensure caregivers in Connecticut receive the information needed to treat their loved ones is moving through the General Assembly. The state Senate on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of the bill, dubbed the CARE Act. It now...