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  • Connecticut's unpopular car tax poised for changes in 2016

    For decades, state lawmakers have tried unsuccessfully to eliminate or at least fix Connecticut's unpopular local car tax, criticized as unfair because the same vehicle can be taxed at wildly different rates depending on where the owner lives. There's...
  • Democrats Yet To Embrace Malloy's Proposed Budget Cuts

    Democrats Yet To Embrace Malloy's Proposed Budget Cuts
    HARTFORD — Under increasing pressure from liberal groups opposed to any more spending cuts for social services, Democratic legislators have not yet embraced Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan for more budget reductions and fewer tax increases as they...
  • Low-Key Looney Blasts CCM In Clash Over Democrat Bob Duff

    Low-Key Looney Blasts CCM In Clash Over Democrat Bob Duff
    The Senate's top leader, known for his unflappable and mild-mannered nature, blasted the new head of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities on Friday in an escalating clash. Senate President Pro Tem Martin Looney of New Haven criticized CCM's...
  • Lawmakers, Malloy discuss changes to Connecticut budget

    Democratic legislative leaders and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Friday discussed possible 11th-hour changes to the state budget, including "alternative revenues." The private meeting came a week after the Democratic governor announced his own plan to roll...
  • The Tricky Business of Measuring Business Climate

    Forbes ranks Connecticut 36th among the states as a place to do business. Others peg it as low as 47th. On the plus side, Bloomberg places it fourth on its list of innovative states. And Connecticut ties for second-lowest business tax burden measured...
  • Social service advocates fear new Connecticut budget cuts

    Groups that provide behavioral health and development disability services, as well as the clients and their families, voiced concern Tuesday that cuts to community-based programs could be revisited to help scale back business tax increases criticized by...
  • Insurance Companies Favor Proposed Tax Change

    Insurance Companies Favor Proposed Tax Change
    One of the state's largest corporations, The Hartford, on Monday hailed a proposed rollback of a computer tax that has become highly controversial at the state Capitol. Two other large Connecticut insurers, Aetna and Travelers, agreed that proposed...
  • Mayors Praise Proposed Property Tax Reform

    Mayors Praise Proposed Property Tax Reform
    HARTFORD — On the heels of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's proposed adjustments to the state budget — including potential cuts in state aid for municipalities — Democratic legislative leaders and mayors from throughout the state gathered at...
  • 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...
  • Monster Tax Hike

    Monster Tax Hike
    General Electric is threatening to leave the state over this ugly Democratic budget and the taxes it imposes on giant corporations. Democratic Sen. Martin Looney says it’s all a cover for planned layoffs at GE, which their spokesman denies. The...