Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who intends to revise his budget proposal next week to address falling income-tax receipts, expressed doubt Friday about the prospects of passing a budget in the closely divided General Assembly without the votes of some Republicans.
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s appearance at the National Rifle Association’s national convention provoked Sen. Chris Murphy to launch a tweetstorm Friday urging people to turn off the president’s speech and reflect on the victims of gun violence instead.
WASHINGTON – A federal appeals court on Friday agreed with a lower court that Anthem’s proposed $54 billion merger with Cigna would be anti-competitive and should not be allowed, but Anthem said it plans to continue pursuing the deal.
With the formation of an exploratory committee for governor, Bridgeport Mayor Joseph P. Ganim is about to test the notion of whether Democrats statewide are as forgiving as voters in Connecticut’s largest city.
As legislators learned state finances could run $4.7 billion in deficit over the next two fiscal years, one panel unanimously endorsed close to $50 million in small tax cuts by 2018 — and more gradual repeal of a $550 million tax on hospitals.
Republican legislators unveiled a two-year budget plan that rejected controversial proposals to pass teacher pension costs onto towns and to expose nonprofit hospitals to local taxation. But the GOP plan, which also would eliminate a program to share sales tax receipts with municipalities, is out of balance by more than $1 billion because of recent, massive erosion in state income tax receipts. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Despite reports to the contrary, President Donald Trump has not committed to making payments that insurers like Anthem say are needed for them to consider staying in Access Health CT and other state health insurance exchanges. Continue Reading →
Plummeting state income tax collections reached their worst decline Thursday since the last recession, falling $450 million below anticipated levels for April — one-and-a-half times the free fall projected just one day ago. Continue Reading →
Connecticut now has a dozen candidates raising money for declared or exploratory campaigns for governor as Comptroller Kevin P. Lembo confirmed Thursday what has been suspected for months and known for weeks: He, too, is interested in running for governor in 2018. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy on Wednesday joined all of their Senate colleagues on a bus to the White House for a classified briefing on North Korea, but they and other senators from both parties said they left without learning much new. Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — The new tax plan released by the Trump administration Wednesday, would slash taxes for corporations and eliminate the estate tax, double the standard deduction and reduce the number of tax brackets from seven to three. If ever implemented, it would affect most Connecticut taxpayers. Continue Reading →
The Connecticut General Assembly is proposing to assert greater control over the Connecticut Network, keeping the state-funded public affairs network known as CT-N tightly focused on the legislature’s debates, hearings and press conferences. Continue Reading →
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Gov. Dannel P. Malloy asked legislative leaders Wednesday to meet with him next week to plan a bipartisan response to state income tax receipts declining by “hundreds of millions of dollars.” Continue Reading →
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s latest executive order threatens newly won protections for an underwater national monument located 150 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The president ordered a review of “national monuments,” including the New England Coral Canyons and Seamounts area, an ecosystem in the deep waters for the Atlantic Ocean. Continue Reading →