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  • DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax

    DeLauro Proposes National Soda Tax
    U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro on Wednesday introduced legislation to impose a federal tax on soda and other sugary drinks, a proposal designed to curb obesity, diabetes, and the resulting health care costs. The bill proposes an excise tax based on sugar...
  • Sen. Maynard Suffers 'Severe' Injuries In Fall

    Sen. Maynard Suffers 'Severe' Injuries In Fall
    Sen. Andrew Maynard is in a Rhode Island hospital after suffering "severe" and "multiple injuries", including head injuries, as a result of a fall from an outside staircase at his Stonington home early Monday, according to police. Stonington Police...
  • Offering state-sponsored retirement accounts to private-sector workers

    California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon's "second mother," his Aunt Francisca, spent most of her 74-plus years cleaning houses for people who had pensions through their employers or were wealthy enough to set aside money in their own...
  • State Sen. Fonfara Paying Off $50,000 IRS Tax Lien

    HARTFORD — State Sen. John Fonfara, D-Hartford, co-chairman of the legislature's tax writing finance committee, owes thousands of dollars in federal taxes, according to a lien on file at city hall. The Internal Revenue Service recorded the lien for...
  • Taxpayer-Funded 'Newsletter' By GOP Legislators Criticizes Democrats, Campaign-Style

    Many people aren't happy to find still another taxpayer-funded constituent newsletter from their state legislator in the mailbox. That's because there's often less news than self-promotion in the brochures, some of which could double as campaign...
  • Democrats Must Stand For More Than Keno

    This week, the Democrats who control our state legislature will have their last chance to kill off the gambling game keno. The game, which is to be run by the Connecticut Lottery, is expected to generate about $30 million a year. This is about 0.1 percent...
  • Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday

    Battle Of Tax Cuts As Session Opens Wednesday
    HARTFORD — The battle over tax cuts and rebates will take center stage Wednesday when the 2014 General Assembly session opens in a year when the governor and the entire legislature are up for reelection. Like Republican John G. Rowland in 1998,...
  • Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education

    Malloy Calls For Tax Breaks, More Jobs, Support For Education
    HARTFORD — Opening an election-year legislative session in which the state faces a projected budget surplus, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday called for modest tax relief and investments in education, jobs and social services that he said will help...
  • Gun Control Sent Me Packing

    Gun Control Sent Me Packing
    What's your line in the sand? When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty? For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
  • Harp's Missteps Hobble Bid For Mayoral Coronation

    Some city mayoral candidates are tripping at the starting gate, embarrassed or defeated by simple tasks. The bumbles have brought one contest to an end and made two others more intriguing. In the season's marquee race in New Haven, the Democratic front-...
  • Laws Pushed Through By Connecticut's Democrats Might Create a Flood of "Dark Money" Into Future Elections

    Laws Pushed Through By Connecticut's Democrats Might Create a Flood of "Dark Money" Into Future Elections
    "Dark Money." It sounds like something Lord Voldemort would use if he was looking to bounce Harry Potter from office, but it's the sort of cash magic that could end up making Connecticut's state and local political parties relevant again. Local and...