CCM Director: Sales Tax Hike Should Benefit MunicipalitiesThe executive director of the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities says a sales tax hike like the one pitched in a proposed state budget by House Democrats won't work.
Transportation Advocates Keep Wary Eye On Budget ProcessA consortium of business leaders, universities and others are voicing concerns to the general assembly about transportation funding.
House Republicans Present Latest Budget ProposalHouse Republican lawmakers today presented the latest version of their taxing and spending proposal. They want to cut the state workforce by 10 percent, over the next five years.
State Dems Float Revised Two-Year BudgetState House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz and Democratic House Leader Matt Ritter have sent a letter to Governor Dannel Malloy and other leaders about a new two year budget proposal they are offering.
Governor Prepares For No BudgetWhile Connecticut legislators still hope to reach a budget agreement before the fiscal year ends next week, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is moving ahead with preparations to run state government without a final plan in place.
Connecticut Lawmakers Wrap Up Challenging SessionConnecticut lawmakers on Wednesday closed out a legislative session marked by the closest partisan divide in recent history and continued disagreement over how to fix the state's fiscal troubles.
Stronger Hate Crimes Law In Offing For CTConnecticut lawmakers have overwhelmingly passed what advocates believe is the strongest hate crimes legislation in the nation.
State Senate Unanimously Approves Health Insurance Coverage ListSenate President Martin Looney says in contrast to a federal effort to repeal the Afforable Care Act, this bill seeks to address the needs of women and children.
CCM Sends Letter To LawmakersAs legislative leaders and the governor work toward hammering out a budget agreement, CCM--the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities--has released a letter to state lawmakers urging them to consider a bipartisan collection of proposals outlined earlier this year among member towns and cities.
Estimates Show Connecticut's Budget Revenues WorseningNew revenue estimates released Monday show the state's budget problems continue to worsen, creating greater challenges for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and state legislators as they try to negotiate a new two-year budget with a projected deficit that has ballooned to $5 billion.
State Dems Want Budget Talks PublicSenate Democrats say because Connecticut is facing such ``dire circumstances,'' state budget negotiations should be held in public and not behind closed doors, as is the tradition.
Speaker Predicts Legalized Pot Will Come Up In Budget TalksBills legalizing recreational use of marijuana didn't clear any legislative committees this session, but that doesn't mean the issue is entirely dead.