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Gov . Ned Lamont said his budget office already has begun scaling back the range of items that would be subject to the surcharge.
The Lamont administration hopes that a show-and-tell by the feds can restart a debate on how to finance transportation.
Senate Democrats backed away Monday from the new sales tax surcharge on prepared foods, saying it is far broader in scope than lawmakers intended.
A new policy designed to eliminate unused beds in nursing homes has put Gov. Ned Lamont at odds with a key part of his base, Connecticut’s largest healthcare workers’ union.
State officials approved smaller rate hikes than those sought for policies on Connecticut's health insurance exchange.
If ever there was an issue warranting public debate and reform its our annual toll of about 14,000 gun homicides. Most involve deaths in our inner cities committed by single shot pistols and revolvers. We have more gun homicides than the entire developed western world. And our 300 million guns in civilian hands dwarfs gun ownership in the entire developed western world. Some 100 million were acquired illegally through the private markets or theft. And it's these weapons largely responsible for our grim annual gun homicide rate.
As incredibly disheartening and disappointing it is to read, "Reason and responsibility in child vaccinations" authored by Jan Taigen and State Rep. Christine Palm, it is not at all surprising. Jan and Christine manage to paint a picture filled with conflation and oversimplification at every turn, designed to immediately dismiss debate on the subject.
Jim Cameron seems to have missed his civics class in high school. In his most recent column, Cameron characterizes No Tolls CT as “bullies.” Perhaps he’s seen our billboards posted on the very highways Gov. Ned Lamont and Cameron want to toll, asking state residents to call their legislators and tell them “Vote for tolls, Lose at the polls.”
On October 1, shoppers will be paying a 7.35% tax on some groceries, but not others. In the latest budget, the tax exemption for groceries was quietly altered. When some Democrats proposed raising the tax by one percent on meals at restaurants, they justified the increase as a luxury tax.
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