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  • 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 budget.
  • '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...

    Democrats Rip Foley's Urban Agenda

    Democrats Rip Foley's Urban Agenda
    Members of the legislature's Black and Puerto Rican Caucus joined Gov. Dannel P. Malloy at a news conference Wednesday morning to denounce Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley's urban policy proposals. Malloy called Foley "an individual who...

    State Tax-Study Panel Convenes To Evaluate How To Modernize Tax Policy

    State Tax-Study Panel Convenes To Evaluate How To Modernize Tax Policy
    HARTFORD — A legislature-created panel charged with reviewing state and local tax structure convened Monday for the first of a series of meetings it will hold before it is due to release recommendations by Jan. 1. The panel was created under a law...

    House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty

    House Votes To Repeal Death Penalty
    The Connecticut House of Representatives late Wednesday gave final legislative approval to a measure repealing the state's seldom-used death penalty after more than 9 1/2 hours of often gut-wrenching debate. Senate Bill 280 cleared the House 86-62, a...