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Analysts: In-state tuition for undocumented students wouldn’t raise costs

A new report by the legislature’s non-partisan budget office says a proposed bill that would give in-state college tuition rates to undocumented students won’t necessarily increase higher education costs–but it isn’t likely to persuade opponents of the measure. “I don’t believe that there is no cost,” said Sen. Toni Boucher, R-Wilton, the ranking Republican on the […]

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Nuclear generation tax draws broad opposition

A legislative plan to tax the state’s two active nuclear power plants could threaten jobs, send the wrong message to businesses and lead to higher electricity rates, lawmakers, municipal officials, business and labor leaders and the operators of the plants warned Wednesday. “This targeted, seemingly vindictive initiative would undermine and destabilize an entire region of […]

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Budget deal is a mixed bag for Connecticut

WASHINGTON–The federal spending deal, reached by top congressional negotiators on Friday to avert a government shutdown, would shrink emergency heating assistance for the poor. It would slash high-speed rail funding. And it would trim the Army Corps of Engineer’s budget, jeopardizing dredging projects in Long Island Sound. That’s the bad news for Connecticut, spelled out […]

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Dan Roberti announces for Congress

Another day, another announcement in the 5th Congressional District. Dan Roberti of Kent, who formed a candidate committee weeks ago, announced his candidacy today for the Democratic nomination. “As I watch the mess in Washington unfold – with Republican threats to shut down the government, end Medicare, and hold our economy and middle class jobs […]