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  • How The Computing Tax Came To Signify State's Budget Crisis

    How The Computing Tax Came To Signify State's Budget Crisis
    Around midnight on Monday, with the House still debating the state budget, I found myself in a nearly empty Senate chamber with Sen. Martin Looney and two staff members.
  • 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...

    Budget Deal: 'Brighter Tomorrow' Or Broken Promises?

    Budget Deal: 'Brighter Tomorrow' Or Broken Promises?
    HARTFORD — Legislators are scheduled to vote Monday on a tentative deal with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a two-year, $40 billion budget that hikes corporate taxes, raises the personal income tax on the wealthy and legalizes keno gambling. The deal...

    Negotiators Reach Tentative State Budget Deal Sunday Morning

    Negotiators Reach Tentative State Budget Deal Sunday Morning
    HARTFORD - After all-day talks at the state Capitol, legislators reached a tentative deal with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday morning that hikes corporate taxes, raises the personal income tax on the wealthy and...

    Berger: Keno In The Budget "No Matter What''

    Keno gambling will be part of the state budget "no matter what,'' says the co-chairman of the legislature's tax committee. Rep. Jeffrey Berger, the Waterbury Democrat who oversees the tax committee with Senator John Fonfara of Hartford, has been pushing...