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  • Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation

    Malloy Targeting Sales Tax Increase For Transportation
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy cautioned legislative leaders against using a sales-tax increase for municipal aid, saying he sees the tax as a likely funding source for his ambitious transportation initiative, sources said Thursday. The...
  • Municipal Leaders Express Outrage Over "Mega Unfunded Mandate"

    Municipal Leaders Express Outrage Over "Mega Unfunded Mandate"
    Municipal leaders came to the state Capitol Wednesday to strongly denounce legislation that they say could cost cities and towns untold millions. Senate Bill 593 would would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. It...
  • Senate OKs Bill Limiting Seclusion, Restraint In Schools

    Senate OKs Bill Limiting Seclusion, Restraint In Schools
    The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve a bill that would restrict the use of restraint and seclusion for schoolchildren and calls for a training program to help educators avoid the practice. "We will make sure that no student is secluded...
  • Sunday Bow Hunting Bill Clears the House

    HARTFORD – A bill permitting Sunday bow-hunting on private property cleared the House of Representatives on Wednesday after about 11 minutes of debate. Similar measures have sailed through the House in years past, but each time they stalled in...
  • Businesses Protest Democrats' Plan To Expand Sales Tax, Raise Taxes

    Businesses Protest Democrats' Plan To Expand Sales Tax, Raise Taxes
    HARTFORD — Business owners ranging from veterinarians to home builders to accountants told legislators Monday that the tax package proposed by the Democrats should be rejected because it would hurt the state's economy. The state tax department has...
  • Senate Passes Regulatory Bill For Health Care Industry

    HARTFORD — The Senate late Thursday approved a bill that seeks to overhaul the labyrinthine and swiftly changing health care landscape. The bipartisan legislation, which cleared the chamber on a vote of 30-5, has been in the works for more than...
  • Bill Expanding Workers Comp for First Responders Approved by Senate

    The Senate early Friday approved a bill that would significantly expand the workers compensation system for first responders. The measure's fate in the House of Representatives remains murky, and with less than two weeks left in the legislative...
  • Labor Bill Gets Boost From High-Profile Senators

    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase workers' compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators

    Controversial Labor Bill Gets A Boost From High Profile Senators
    HARTFORD — A group of high-profile senators is endorsing a controversial bill that would significantly increase worker's compensation coverage for police and firefighters. Senate Bill 593 would create the presumption that firefighters, both paid...
  • Senate Votes To Approve Casino Process In CT

    Senate Votes To Approve Casino Process In CT
    Prompted by major competition from a casino that is under construction in Springfield, the state Senate voted narrowly Wednesday night to take the first step for building a third Indian casino in northern Connecticut. On a bipartisan basis, the bill was...
  • Senate passes revamped Connecticut casino bill

    State senators voted Wednesday night to create a two-step process for possibly opening a new tribal casino in northern Connecticut to help blunt growing, out-of-state gambling competition, especially from neighboring Massachusetts. Supporters of the bill...