UConn president Radenka Maric cooled her fight with Gov. Ned Lamont while maintaining that his budget shortchanges the university.
2023 Legislative Session
Advocates, formerly incarcerated urge Lamont to prioritize reentry
CT is saving $6.5 million by closing a prison, and advocates want the money to go to resources for people being released from prison.
CT film tax credit: Some want to cut it, some want more
Some lawmakers want to get rid of a tax credit program designed to encourage film production in the state — but others want to expand it.
Mayors and moms call for reforms to target repeat gun offenders
One provision would give CT judges the right to curtail bail for repeat gun offenders. Another would create more ‘gun dockets’ in CT courts.
CT urged to offer HUSKY to people under 26 of any immigration status
Advocates wrote to legislators and spoke at a hearing urging CT to expand Medicaid to people 25 and younger regardless of immigration status.
CT legislators vow harder look at utilities, and a regulator applauds
Connecticut’s expensive electric rates are fueling an effort to revise regulations governing Eversource and other utilities.
CT nursing home bill calls for major transparency, staffing reforms
The wide-ranging bill would boost nursing homes’ mandatory minimum staffing hours and require more transparency in their annual spending.
Bill would require parental consent for social media accounts
The law would require social media companies to get parental consent before allowing anyone 16 or younger to use their platforms.
After compromise, legislators extend CT’s ‘fiscal guardrails’
Compromises negotiated by Gov. Ned Lamont and legislative leaders produced the unanimous passage Thursday a bill extending reforms that have contributed to Connecticut’s fiscal turnaround.
House confirms Katie Dykes at DEEP, Michelle Gilman at DAS
Republicans cast largely symbolic votes against the confirmations of Katie Dykes and Michelle Gilman as heads of DEEP and DAS.
Connecticut’s new bottle law — the bumpy road to 10 cents
CT’s bottle and can deposit-and-return system saw changes in January, but there have been disputes and delays along the way.
Lamont budget ignites debate on wealth inequality in CT
While Gov. Ned Lamont insists his budget proposal would reduce inequality in CT, legislators and interest groups asked if it will do enough.
Lamont asks legislature to stay the course on fiscal restraint
Gov. Ned Lamont urged CT lawmakers to embrace his proposed budget as a mix of tax relief, new spending on vital needs and fiscal discipline.
CT budget: Lamont pitches big tax cuts in first budget of new term
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a $50.5 billion budget with more than $500 million in tax relief, topped by Connecticut’s first major income tax cut.
Big new investments top Lamont’s human services budget
Child care rate hikes and erasure of medical debt are in Gov. Lamont’s budget proposal, but it does not increase key funding for nonprofits.