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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. I wanted to know whether the computer services and data processing tax, finally...
  • State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed legislation Tuesday that establishes a two-year, $40 billion state budget and rescinds $178 million of the nearly $1.5 billion in tax increases the legislature approved on June 3. The budget package generated...
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Legislature Passes 'Second Chance Society' Bill, Criminal Justice Reforms

    Legislature Passes 'Second Chance Society' Bill, Criminal Justice Reforms
    HARTFORD — Legislators on Monday approved an overhaul of the state's criminal justice system that emphasizes treatment and redemption over punishment and incarceration for low-level drug offenders. The proposal, called Second Chance Society by...
  • Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill

    Legislature Approves Sweeping Police Accountability Bill
    State lawmakers approved a sweeping bill on Monday that seeks to increase police accountability, bolster the ranks of minority officers and build trust between police and the communities they protect. It also mandates state police to equip troopers with...
  • Police Chiefs Back Body Camera Bill, But Others Skeptical

    The state's police chiefs are backing a much-debated billĀ at the state CapitolĀ that calls for additional training in the use of excessive force and body cameras. But some local police and their unions have raised questions about the bill. While some...
  • Connecticut Democrats reach deal on budget changes

    Democratic legislative leaders announced Friday they've reached an agreement with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's administration on last-minute changes to the state budget that sparked strong criticism from major employers, including two that threatened to...
  • Ads by Florida, Indiana spook Connecticut business groups

    Connecticut business groups continued to put pressure on state lawmakers Monday to roll back proposed tax increases, pointing out how states are actively trying to take advantage of the situation and lure away businesses. The state of Florida is now...
  • Malloy Says Democrats Will Agree To Tax Deal

    Malloy Says Democrats Will Agree To Tax Deal
    HARTFORD — After scorching criticism from major corporations for three weeks, the state's sales tax on computer and data processing services will remain at the current level of 1 percent. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy made the announcement Wednesday after...
  • Malloy: Enough support to roll back computer tax increase

    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said Wednesday there is ample support in the General Assembly to roll back one of the most contentious business taxes in the Democratic state budget. Malloy, a Democrat, said he believes there are enough lawmakers who agree with...