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  • Solving Big Budget Gap Tops Lawmakers' "To-Do" List

    Solving Big Budget Gap Tops Lawmakers' "To-Do" List
    Seventeen days isn't much time for lawmakers and Gov. Dannel Malloy to patch up gaping holes in a two-year, $40-billion state spending-and-tax package, but that's all they have left before the 2015 session ends on June 3. Their budget "To Do List" is...
  • Senate OKs Bill Limiting Police Access To Cellphone Records

    Senate OKs Bill Limiting Police Access To Cellphone Records
    HARTFORD — Law enforcement officials would have to meet a higher legal standard before obtaining a person's cellphone and Internet records under a bill that cleared the Senate on Thursday. Currently, police seeking to access an individual's...
  • 'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive

    'Economic Urgency' Keeping Wage Penalty Bill Alive
    Preachers and politicians took to the podium Thursday at the state Capitol to sing the praises of a bill they say would help low-wage workers, a press conference with the soaring cadence of a prayer meeting, complete with benediction imploring the Lord to...
  • Police Would Have to Meet a Higher Standard for Cell Phone Surveillance Under Bill That Cleared Connecticut Senate

    Law enforcement officials would have to meet a higher legal standard before obtaining a person’s cell phone and internet records, under a bill that cleared the state Senate Thursday. Currently, police seeking to access an individual’s cell...
  • 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...
  • Democrats' Tax Package Would Hit Nearly 20,000 Businesses

    Democrats' Tax Package Would Hit Nearly 20,000 Businesses
    HARTFORD — A tax plan developed by Democrats in the legislature would expand or increase the sales tax for an estimated 20,000 businesses, according to state statistics. An analysis by the state tax department shows that placing the 6.35 percent...
  • Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies

    Legislators Back Safe Sleep For Babies
    HARTFORD — The state Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that requires hospitals to educate parents and guardians of newborns on safe-sleep practices. "We all know that … dealing with newborns, especially the first child, can be a...
  • Bill Promoting Labor History Curriculum Clears Senate

    Bill Promoting Labor History Curriculum Clears Senate
    HARTFORD — Samuel Gompers, Big Bill Haywood and the Pullman porters may be coming to a classroom near you. The Senate approved a bill Wednesday that directs the state Department of Education to provide schools with a curriculum on labor history....
  • Committee Approves Sweeping Tax Changes On Income, Sales

    Committee Approves Sweeping Tax Changes On Income, Sales
    HARTFORD – In a series of sweeping changes in state tax policy, the legislature's finance committee voted Wednesday to raise the income tax on the wealthy, legalize keno gambling and impose new sales taxes on services that are currently not taxed....
  • Finance Committee Backs Cap On Car Tax Rate

    Finance Committee Backs Cap On Car Tax Rate
    HARTFORD — A key legislative committee on Wednesday endorsed a sweeping plan to cap motor vehicle taxes, encourage regional cooperation among communities and hand over a portion of the sales tax to local governments. "I believe that this bill will...
  • Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items

    Panel To Consider Lower Sales Tax Rate But Taxing More Items
    HARTFORD — The legislature's tax committee is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a plan that would lower the state's sales tax rate, but expand the number of items that are taxed, a committee co-chairman said Tuesday. Co-Chairman Jeffrey Berger, D-...