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  • Florida Gov. Rick Scott recruiting Connecticut businesses

     Florida Gov. Rick Scott recruiting Connecticut businesses
    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. Scott...
  • CT Businesses Howling About Taxes They Don't Pay

    CT Businesses Howling About Taxes They Don't Pay
    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...
  • Crisis In Connecticut? Business Group Pushes For Changes To State Budget

    Crisis In Connecticut? Business Group Pushes For Changes To State Budget
    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...
  • Connecticut Hasn't Sunk But We're Listing Amid Some Dumb Moves

    Connecticut Hasn't Sunk But We're Listing Amid Some Dumb Moves
    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...
  • Business group wants meeting with Malloy about biz taxes

    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...
  • State Budget Is An Attack On The Modern Economy

    State Budget Is An Attack On The Modern Economy
    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...
  • 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...
  • Negotiators Seeking State Budget Deal

    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....
  • Keno Will Be Part of State Budget, Committee Chairman Says

    Keno Will Be Part of State Budget, Committee Chairman Says
    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...
  • Governor's $40B Budget: Cuts, Revenue Boosts, Lofty Goals

    Governor's $40B Budget: Cuts, Revenue Boosts, Lofty Goals
    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...