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Hospitals ask feds to declare CT Medicaid rates, hospital tax illegal

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Citing a host of job and program cuts and funding levels that threaten hospital viability and patients’ access to care, Connecticut hospitals have asked the federal government to declare that the state is violating federal law by paying inadequate rates for treating Medicaid patients and imposing a $556 million tax on the industry. Continue Reading →

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Sharkey, Malloy clash over UConn deal, hospital cuts

House Speaker Brendan Sharkey, foreground, and House Majority Leader Joe Aresimowicz.

House Speaker J. Brendan Sharkey, D-Hamden, and the administration of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy engaged in an extraordinary exchange of criticism Friday over two fiscal controversies, ratcheting up intra-party tensions over how to resolve a worsening budget shortfall. Continue Reading →

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Popular proposal for tax reform: Roll back recent increases

Carl Schiessl, director of regulatory advocacy for the Connecticut Hospital Association, addresses the State Tax Panel Wednesday.

A public hearing on how to reform Connecticut’s tax system evolved Wednesday — at least in part — into a critique of the $1.3 billion tax hike built into the two-year state budget legislators and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy approved earlier this summer. Continue Reading →

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Defying Malloy, legislators pitch a $1.8 billion revenue increase

Rep. Russ A. Morin, D-Wethersfield, and Sen. L. Scott Frantz, R-Greenwich, members of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, debate tax proposals put forward by Democrats Wednesday.

A key legislative panel broke Wednesday with Gov. Dannel P. Malloy by recommending a plan that bolsters state tax and fee receipts by more than $1.8 billion over the next two fiscal years, including more than $540 million in new income taxes on the wealthy and an overhaul of the sales tax. Continue Reading →

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