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GOP Steps Up Pressure To Stop July 1 Gas-Diesel Tax Hike

Republicans stepped up pressure Monday on Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the General Assembly’s majority Democrats to stop a looming increase in the state’s gasoline and diesel taxes, launching a petition drive at gas stations across Connecticut and on the Internet.


The state Capitol in Hartford. (Matt Dwyer/WTIC Photo)

Bill Would Require Administrator Salary Comparisons With Out-Of-State Institutions

The Connecticut House of Representatives has passed legislation requiring the UConn Board of Trustees and Board of Regents to compare their administrators’ salaries to those paid at out-of-state institutions.


Board of Regents President Robert Kennedy. Photo from Board of Regents web site.

Battle Rages Over Higher Ed Raises

The state House Republican leader called for the Board of Regents president to step down and the Democratic governor said credibility must be restored “as quickly as possible.”


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GOP Legislative Leaders Rally Against High Fuel Prices

Days after Connecticut Democratic lawmakers announced plans to tackle high fuel prices by capping the gross receipts tax on wholesale gas and other measures, Republicans are countering with their own proposals.


GOP Leader Calls For Special Session On Utilities

The Republican leader of the Connecticut House of Representatives says lawmakers need to meet for a special legislative session and require additional work crews for utilities, impose minimum staffing levels and other initiatives in the wake of last week’s autumn nor’easter that left hundreds of thousands without power for most of the week.


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State House Votes To Add “Bath Salts” To Banned List

The Connecticut House of Representatives has voted to ban the dangerous chemicals found in “bath salts,” substances that people are smoking, snorting and injecting to get high.



Malloy Wants To Plug Budget Gap With Surplus Funds

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Friday evening that he has reached a deal with Democratic legislative leaders on how to close the remaining $400 million gap in Connecticut’s two-year budget.



GOP Lawmakers Unveil No-Tax Hike Budget

Connecticut Republicans are unveiling their own state budget proposal that doesn’t raise taxes and calls for cutting the state employee workforce by five percent.


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GOP Calls For End To Union Business On State Payroll

Connecticut’s legislative Republicans say taxpayers are paying $93 million a year for union officials to do
union business on the job and the lawmakers want to end it.


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GOP To Malloy: Cut More First

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ The two top Republican leaders of the Connecticut General Assembly say Gov. Dannel P. Malloy hasn’t cut enough state spending to justify the large-scale, across-the-board tax increases he is proposing. Senate […]