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  • Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning

    Senate OKs Budget Changes; House Approves Early Tuesday Morning
    HARTFORD — After a month of complaints from major corporations, the state Senate narrowly approved a budget implementation bill late Monday night that pulls back some proposed business tax increases and funnels an additional $30 million to cash-...
  • Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan

    Legislature OKs Bonding Bill; Includes First Steps In Malloy's Transportation Plan
    HARTFORD — A bonding bill that provides the first five years of funding for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious transportation infrastructure initiative passed through both the House and Senate during Monday's special legislative session. In...
  • Florida's Governor Says He's Coming To Connecticut To Recruit Companies

    Florida's Governor Says He's Coming To Connecticut To Recruit Companies
    HARTFORD — Florida's governor is coming to Connecticut in an attempt to poach companies, and on Monday state businesses repeated their call to the state legislature to ease taxes. Florida released a radio advertisement Monday that was broadcast...
  • GOP Senators Push for Greater Transparency to UConn Budget Process

    Republican senators are pressing for greater transparency in the University of Connecticut's budgeting process. "Over the past four years, tuition at UConn has risen 26 percent,” said Sen. Kevin Witkos, R-Canton. “That’s a major...
  • Coalition wants higher tax, not cuts after Malloy's move

    The persistent battle over Connecticut's budget continued Thursday as a coalition of labor unions and social service advocates urged state lawmakers to increase income taxes on the wealthy rather than impose eleventh-hour spending cuts on a budget they...
  • Malloy wants to scale back some proposed tax changes

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday called on lawmakers to scale back some of the tax increases his administration helped negotiate in a new state budget that prompted some major employers, including General Electric Co., to discuss moving out of Connecticut....
  • Malloy's Changes: A Better Budget, A Hidden Benefit And Utter Chaos

    Malloy's Changes: A Better Budget, A Hidden Benefit And Utter Chaos
    Among the budget changes proposed Friday by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy was a measure to erase a tax hike that would have significantly hurt the Connecticut economy. We're talking about the computer services and data processing tax, which Malloy is now saying...
  • Malloy Backs Off Business Taxes

    Malloy Backs Off Business Taxes
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy responded to harsh criticism from several major Connecticut employers by proposing Friday to roll back some of the planned increases in corporate income taxes included in the Democratic budget approved by the...
  • 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...
  • GOP Blasts Malloy on Tax Increases; Spokesman Fires Back at GOP

    GOP Blasts Malloy on Tax Increases; Spokesman Fires Back at GOP
    Two top Republicans in the state legislature are blasting Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy for the budget and tax package that he helped craft with Democratic leaders. Senate Republican leader Len Fasano of North Haven and deputy Senate leader Kevin...
  • Senate Approves Gov. Malloy's Criminal Justice Overhaul

    After a brisk debate in the early morning hours of the final day of the legislative session, the Senate endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut's drug laws. Malloy has dubbed the initiative the "Second Chance Society," a...