Track the budget: Compare the spending and revenue proposals


Updated April 29
Which programs do the governor and both parties in the legislature want to cut? What taxes do they want to raise? Where do they disagree? And how would the programs you care about fare under each of the three budget proposals released this year? This searchable tool is intended to help you figure that out. Continue Reading →

Amid no-confidence votes, decision looms on college leader’s future

Gregory W. Gray

Faculty at four of the state’s public colleges have passed resolutions expressing no confidence in the system’s president, Gregory Gray — an unusual move that puts pressure on the system’s governing board just as the embattled president's contract comes up for renewal. The contract decision will force the board to evaluate Gray and his plans for the 90,000-student system. Continue Reading →

Panel will consider plan to boost CT income taxes on the wealthy


The legislature’s tax-writing panel Wednesday will consider recommending an increase in income taxes on Connecticut’s wealthiest households, retroactive to Jan. 1, to help close the large deficit in the next budget, according to sources. The Democrat-controlled Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee also will consider significantly extending the sales tax to new goods and services as part of a plan to overhaul non-education municipal aid and limit local car taxes. Continue Reading →