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Malloy vetoes tax breaks passed on final night of session

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy assesses the state if budget negotiations for reporters Friday night.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy vetoed two bills Thursday, siding with municipalities on one that would have allowed 100-percent property tax breaks in perpetuity for non-profit and for-profit arts entities. The other would have enhanced legislative oversight over economic-development incentives, and Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo called that veto “deeply troubling.” Continue Reading →

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Derek Slap seeks return to Capitol as a House member

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The number of retirements among House Democrats has reached 11 with a decision by Rep. Brian Becker, D-West Hartford, not seek a fourth term representing parts of West Hartford, Avon and Farmington. Democrats have found a potential successor: Derek Slap, the former chief of staff for the Senate Democrats who now is the associate vice president of external relations for the UConn Foundation. Continue Reading →

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How does your town fare under the state budget deal?

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State funding to help cities and towns operate public schools is hit hard in the budget deal Democratic legislators are set to approve this week. It’s a mixed bag for the other grants towns receive to help cover non-education related expenses. Curious how your city or town fares? Here’s a look. Continue Reading →

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