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  • Lawmakers Say They'll Revisit Taxes: GE Tells Employees It's Looking Elsewhere

    Lawmakers Say They'll Revisit Taxes: GE Tells Employees It's Looking Elsewhere
    HARTFORD — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Democratic and Republican legislative leaders said Thursday they are open to tweaking the tax side of a budget that has alarmed several large Connecticut employers. At the same time, General Electric told...
  • Senate, House Approve $40 Billion Budget; Gov Set To Sign It

    Senate, House Approve $40 Billion Budget; Gov Set To Sign It
    HARTFORD — After more than five hours of debate, the Senate voted 19-17 on mostly party lines to approve the two-year, $40 billion budget that raises taxes on corporations, wealthy individuals and the middle class. Two fiscally conservative...
  • House Balks Over 'Second Chance' Criminal Justice Initiative

    House Balks Over 'Second Chance' Criminal Justice Initiative
    HARTFORD -- Two key criminal justice measures--a sweeping police accountability bill and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's plan to overhaul the state's drug laws--failed to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives on the final day of the 2015 session....
  • Senate Approves Gov. Malloy's Criminal Justice Overhaul

    After a brisk debate in the early morning hours of the final day of the legislative session, the Senate endorsed Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive overhaul of Connecticut's drug laws. Malloy has dubbed the initiative the "Second Chance Society," a...
  • Senate Democrats Reject Campaign Finance Overhaul

    On a party line vote Tuesday, the Democrat-controlled state Senate rejected a proposal that would have limited wealthy donors' ability to inject money into publicly-funded campaigns.  The legislation cleared the state House of Representatives last...
  • Senate Approves Far-Reaching Police Accountability Bill

    Senate Approves Far-Reaching Police Accountability Bill
    In response to incidents in Ferguson, Mo., North Charleston, S.C. and Baltimore that left unarmed black men dead after an interaction with a police officer, the Senate early Tuesday unanimously approved a far-reaching bill that seeks to increase police...
  • Budget Deal: 'Brighter Tomorrow' Or Broken Promises?

    Budget Deal: 'Brighter Tomorrow' Or Broken Promises?
    HARTFORD — Legislators are scheduled to vote Monday on a tentative deal with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a two-year, $40 billion budget that hikes corporate taxes, raises the personal income tax on the wealthy and legalizes keno gambling. The deal...
  • Sales Tax Money Would Help Pay For Transportation Upgrades

    Sales Tax Money Would Help Pay For Transportation Upgrades
    HARTFORD — The budget deal cobbled together Sunday morning would fund the first seven years of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's ambitious $100 billion transportation proposal by setting aside part of the income from the sales tax. That agreement would keep...
  • Negotiators Reach Tentative State Budget Deal Sunday Morning

    Negotiators Reach Tentative State Budget Deal Sunday Morning
    HARTFORD - After all-day talks at the state Capitol, legislators reached a tentative deal with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on a two-year, $40 billion budget early Sunday morning that hikes corporate taxes, raises the personal income tax on the wealthy and...
  • Bill That Could Save Lives May Be Slipping Away, Coalition Says

    HARTFORD — Advocates for legislation that would require gun owners subject to a temporary restraining order to turn in their firearms said they fear the proposal may not come up for a vote this year. With the General Assembly constitutionally...
  • Legislators, Hospitals Split Over How To Share Records

    Legislators, Hospitals Split Over How To Share  Records
    Hartford HealthCare announced this week that it was overhauling its IT systems to allow its patients' electronic medical records to be viewed by authorized clinicians at other hospitals in the state, and vice versa, including Yale-New Haven Health System,...