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The revolving door between the newsroom and the Connecticut statehouse is spinning once again. On July 22, NBC Connecticut’s political reporter Max Reiss will become Gov. Ned Lamont’s new communications director.
Toni Boucher and her former Republican colleagues are pushing a “solution” to Connecticut’s transportation funding woes with their go to strategy of borrowing more money. Excessive borrowing used to be anathema to the Republican Party. What happened? Do Republicans, like Boucher, think they can hide the real cost of more borrowing? Connecticut taxpayers know better. They will be paying increased taxes for decades to come with the Republican’s debt plan.
A recent article in the Hartford Business Journal, published as part of the “The Cities Project,” suggests that a solution to the revenue shortfall in cities might be the use of revenue sources other than the property tax. It's not.
Get ready. The State of Connecticut's new ban on single-use plastic bags goes into effect August 1. It will place a tax of 10 cents on each single-use plastic bag.
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