Republican and Democratic leadership have reached agreement of what will be included in the upcoming special session on jobs, the Malloy Administration announced Thursday.

While no bill has been released with the specifics, a powerpoint previewing some of what will be included has been released. It includes $50 million in small business loans, increases job creation tax credits from $200 to $500 a month for each job created within the $20 million already appropriated, reduce the annual $250 business registration tax to an every-other-year registration at the same cost, and $5 million for boiler/furnace replacements for non-profit providers.

That agreement does not yet include the Jackson Laboratory deal.

Jacqueline was CT Mirror’s Education and Housing Reporter, and an original member of the CT Mirror staff, joining shortly before our January 2010 launch. Her awards include the best-of-show Theodore A. Driscoll Investigative Award from the Connecticut Society of Professional Journalists in 2019 for reporting on inadequate inmate health care, first-place for investigative reporting from the New England Newspaper and Press Association in 2020 for reporting on housing segregation, and two first-place awards from the National Education Writers Association in 2012. She was selected for a prestigious, year-long Propublica Local Reporting Network grant in 2019, exploring a range of affordable and low-income housing issues. Before joining CT Mirror, Jacqueline was a reporter, online editor and website developer for The Washington Post Co.’s Maryland newspaper chains. Jacqueline received an undergraduate degree in journalism from Bowling Green State University and a master’s in public policy from Trinity College.

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