Senate Minority Leader Kevin Kelly said an estimate from the Office of Fiscal Analysis vindicates the GOP’s calls for bigger tax cuts.
Lawmakers’ base pay would go from $28,000 to $40,000, and salaries of most statewide officers would match the pay of Superior Court judges.
The reforms come as a federal investigation of the program under its former director, Kosta Diamantis, is underway.
Long-term hospital suspensions aren’t currently regulated under state law. The state budget bill could change that.
With the Hartford trash-to-energy plant closing, the state is moving to reduce the waste stream with new technologies.
The budget positions Connecticut to make an unprecedented $3.5 billion supplemental payment against its massive pension debt.
The state treasurer had hoped to return smaller sums to individuals even if they didn’t file a claim, but the new bill would complicate that.
The bill is based on recommendations made by a task force formed in the wake of the physical and mental abuse of a patient in 2017.
CT legislators awoke to good news Monday as they prepared to debate a new budget: an extra $856 million in tax receipts.
The state budget, which could be adopted Monday, includes no major bailouts for businesses or essential private workers hurt by the pandemic.
Connecticut’s first legislative pay raise in more than 20 years is getting serious consideration for a vote as the session winds down.
One of organized labor’s two legislative priorities in 2022 — a ban on “captive audience” meetings that unions say are used to thwart organizing — won final passage late Friday night.
A Connecticut Senate debate over an abortion bill exploded into a denunciation of the influence of racism in the abortion rights movement.
With final passage of a “Connecticut Clean Air Act,” the House put a bow on a productive session for addressing climate change.
A second proposal, to allow the board to investigate all quasi-public entities created by the legislature, was stripped from the bill.