| Jun 25, 2015
| 5:49 PM
HARTFORD — Florida Gov. Rick Scott came to the capital city Thursday night on a two-day tour to lure companies to his home state, saying Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the legislature have made it easier for him by raising taxes here.
| Jun 12, 2015
| 9:52 AM
Last week, state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, told me about a series of visits she made to area manufacturers to hear their concerns.
So the CEO in a Farmington company is walking her out at the end of her visit and engaging in the de rigueur...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 4:04 PM
Last week, some of the state's largest corporations roared loudly as the details of a two-year budget passed by the General Assembly came into view. In an effort to balance the state budget, the legislature needed more revenue — and while it went to...
| Jun 10, 2015
| 9:15 PM
Based on events of the last 12 days, it would appear that Connecticut's engine is idled, our hull is taking in water and our bow is pointing toward the ocean bottom.
"The orchestra is playing on the deck," said Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton, deputy GOP...
| Jun 5, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Connecticut's largest business advocacy group asked Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday to convene a meeting as soon as possible to discuss the ramifications of the higher business taxes included in the new Democratic state budget.
Joseph Brennan, CEO of the...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 9:30 PM
There are two ways to look at the warning — the threat, really — issued Monday by General Electric on the tax agreement that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his fellow Democrats reached over the weekend.
First, it's stunning on its face that the...
| May 31, 2015
| 4:47 PM
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.
| May 30, 2015
| 11:31 PM
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...
| May 29, 2015
| 8:10 PM
HARTFORD — Lobbyists and legislators were scrambling Friday over details of a new two-year state budget that could include increased cigarette taxes and a complicated corporate tax that would increase revenues from multi-state companies....
| May 28, 2015
| 7:43 PM
HARTFORD — Keno gambling will be part of the state budget "no matter what," said the co-chairman of the legislature's tax committee.
Rep. Jeffrey Berger, D-Waterbury, has been pushing hard for months for legalization of keno, an issue pitting...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 5:21 PM
HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy presented a two-year, $40 billion budget Wednesday that trims the state sales tax, collects more taxes from businesses and hospitals, and sets the stage for a political fight over levies, campaign promises and the...