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The state House of Representatives’ Progressive Democratic Caucus intensified its push Friday for higher income taxes on the wealthy.
Gov. Ned Lamont wants to explore tapping private investors to finance at least some of the hundreds of millions of dollars needed to install electronic tolling on its highways.
Gov. Ned Lamont's open-door policy will be tested in the coming months by progressive Democrats who say higher taxes on wealthy households should be part of the next state budget.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s proposed “debt diet" would suspend a key grant program that helps nonprofit agencies make building repairs, upgrade information technology, purchase new equipment and meet other capital needs.
The information technology firm already has pledged to create 1,000 new jobs in the Hartford area.
Legislators on both sides of the aisle say they want to protect municipal open space, support town recreation areas, invest in clean water infrastructure, and combat problematic invasive species … so why aren’t they giving municipalities the chance to generate the resources necessary to succeed? The Connecticut General Assembly Environment Committee has a tremendous leadership […]
I strongly support the efforts of State Reps. Michelle Cook from Torrington and Gary Turco from Newington in co-sponsoring legislation to increase access to dental insurance for young adults 19 - 26. Their proposed bill (House Bill 5627) would allow families to keep their children or dependents on their dental insurance through the age of 26, which would be similar to current law that allows children to remain on their parents' medical plan until that same age.
Recently several columns in the CT Mirror show how divided individuals are regarding the consolidation plan to merge the state’s community colleges into one entity. This proposal appears to be the opening salvo in a war designed to dismantle the community college system as we know it.
As a clinical social worker turned independent educational consultant focused on four-year academic planning and the college application process, I have seen how changing times have affected students and parents alike, catapulting their anxiety levels to ultimate proportions. We have lost sight of what higher education truly means, the value of it and access to it. ... So, as disappointing as it is, I am not shocked that some individuals have circumvented the college admissions process.