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  • Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax

    Capitol Caldron: Hot Summer Of '91 Gave Birth To Income Tax
    It was a blisteringly hot summer in 1991, and Connecticut residents were steamed that a budget crisis meant closing many state parks on the Fourth of July. The parks were collateral damage in an epic struggle between Gov. Lowell P. Weicker and the...
  • University of California regents approve tuition increase amid protests

    SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - The governing board of the University of California voted on Thursday to increase tuition by more than 25 percent over the next five years, setting the stage for a rancorous fight with state lawmakers who control funding...
  • Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan

    Key lawmakers agree to work on ride-share regulation plan
    Two key lawmakers agreed Thursday to work on a new package of ride-sharing regulations that would require background checks of drivers and a minimum of $1 million in insurance coverage when carrying passengers.   The move means sponsoring Rep. Mike...
  • Public policy schools more relevant than ever

    Public policy schools more relevant than ever
    Voters who went to the polls on Nov. 4 considerably changed the landscape of American government and politics. The shift from a somewhat divided government in Washington to one in which the legislative branch is in the hands of conservatives and the...
  • UC regents approve tuition hikes amid angry protests

    Over the din of students chanting their protest, the University of California regents voted 14-7 on Thursday to approve tuition increases of as much as 5% for each of the next five years. The actual voice vote of the regents could not be heard by the...
  • We're staying!

    We’re Staying! My wife and I had pledged to ourselves that if Governor-elect Bruce Rauner lost the recent election, we would become Florida residents. It would have been easy for us to do -- we have property in Florida. We’re tired of...
  • Malloy Cuts $47.8 Million To Help Balance Budget

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cut the state budget unilaterally Thursday by $47.8 million in order to help eliminate a projected deficit of $99 million in the current fiscal year. Malloy also asked the judicial branch, which he does not control, to cut an...
  • Stuck? GOP cannot cut off money to Obama immigration order

    WASHINGTON Republicans may not be able to stop President Barack Obama from making big changes in immigration policy on his own, at least not now. First, a top Republican in the House of Representatives alerted colleagues Thursday that they have no...
  • O'Malley's PAC hires two former Center for American Progress staffers

    O'Malley's PAC hires two former Center for American Progress staffers
    As Gov. Martin O'Malley continues to weigh a 2016 bid for president, he has staffed his federal political action committee with two people from the liberal think-tank Center for American Progress, both of whom also have ties to presumed Democratic front-...
  • Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails

    Despite Kane's assertions, no child porn in emails
    For three months, embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her staff have said sexually explicit emails shared among state employees did not involve images or videos depicting child pornography. But on national television Tuesday night, Kane told a...
  • Suicide car bomb kills five in Iraqi Kurdish capital

    ARBIL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber driving a car packed with explosives blew himself up in the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region on Wednesday, killing at least five people in the first big attack there in more than a year. Mayor Nihad Latif Koja told...