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  • '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 intervene.
  • Short-Term Judges Win Pension Lottery

    You are right to wonder why a hefty tax increase and claims to have gotten spending under control have not brought stable finances to state government. Sometimes a jarring example will help explain something as complex as Connecticut's troubled, growing...

    'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself

    'One Bad Apple' Might Be Legislature Itself
    Brendan Sharkey is the speaker of our House of Representatives. There is mounting evidence that he is also a monkey head. Connecticut Magazine — better known for articles such as "Top Places for Fried Clams Recommended by Connecticut's Best...

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded

    State Budget Finalized; $178M In Proposed Tax Increases Rescinded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-...