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Sandra Slack Glover, picked for CT Supreme Court, quizzed on Roe
Lawmakers delayed a vote on Sandra Slack Glover, nominee to Connecticut’s Supreme Court, over a letter in support of Amy Coney Barrett.
Next CT budget will hinge on Lamont’s ability to find big savings
A bipartisan deal on a CT budget, including the first income tax rate cut in decades, could come by the end of the week, leaders said.
AI is here. Connecticut is scrambling to set standards.
The CT Senate unanimously passed a bill that would place the state among the first to begin setting standards for the use of AI tools.
CT medical debt forgiveness, left out of budget, gets Lamont push
The funding to cancel medical debt in CT didn’t make it into the budget endorsed by the Appropriations Committee last month.
CT House votes to put no-excuse absentee voting on 2024 ballot
The Connecticut House approved a resolution Wednesday aimed at ending a constitutional ban on no-excuse absentee ballots.
Connecticut House — most of it — apologizes for witch trials
The CT House offered absolution, not exoneration, to the nine women and two men hanged for witchcraft in 17th-century Connecticut.
Biden turns to Ned Lamont, Chris Murphy to boost 2024 campaign
Ned Lamont and Chris Murphy were among 50 lawmakers named to President Joe Biden’s National Advisory Board ahead of the 2024 election.
Advocates rally at the Capitol for HUSKY C expansion
Supporters demanded increases to the strict income and asset limits that older and disabled residents must meet to qualify for Medicaid.
House passes bill to bring early voting to Connecticut
One of four states not allowing early in-person voting, CT can make the change only since November’s passage of a constitutional amendment.
Lamont renews commitment to CT budget caps, tax relief
With final negotiations on the next CT state budget about to begin, Gov. Ned Lamont doubled down on his positions in a CT Mirror forum Wednesday.
CT cities and towns could save millions under new pension reforms
Comptroller Sean Scanlon’s plan drew praise from legislative leaders and Gov. Ned Lamont. The municipal pension fund is used by 107 CT towns.
House GOP budget plan ups the ante on CT tax-cutting proposals
CT House Republicans unveiled a $50.7 billion budget plan for the next two fiscal years, centered on $700 million per year in tax relief.
Poll: Voters like Lamont and tax cuts, open to higher spending
A new Wesleyan poll shows CT voters approve of Gov. Ned Lamont’s performance and tax cuts, but they’re also OK raising taxes on the wealthy.
Coalition to back CT officials willing to work around spending cap
The group vows to help CT legislators work around the spending cap. Meanwhile, a progressive caucus is renewing its fight for tax fairness.