A new contract could boost wages for CT state police nearly 10% in its first year as Connecticut tries to reverse a recruitment crisis.
2023 Legislative Session
Lamont proposes tax cut for small and mid-sized businesses
Lamont will propose to cut the pass-through entity tax as part of the budget plan he will deliver to the General Assembly on Feb. 8.
CT officials mull ranked-choice voting this session
At least one bill has been filed to allow ranked-choice voting — where voters rank candidates by preference — in municipal elections in CT.
Legislators expected to focus on children’s mental health
CT lawmakers plan to focus on mental health and other issues including more support for educators and preventing sex crimes against children.
CT lawmakers seek to ‘stabilize’ child care industry
As COVID-relief funding runs out, child care advocates call for hundreds of millions to boost wages, expand access and rebuild the industry.
Sen. Patricia Miller to lead Black and Puerto Rican Caucus
Miller, who appears to be the first Black woman to lead the caucus, succeeds Rep. Geraldo Reyes of Waterbury, who is Latino.
A new year, and a new rush of bills (that may or may not have a shot)
The bills filed in the first week of the CT General Assembly session offer a hint of objectives to be pursued, less a blueprint for them.
CT housing legislation to get renewed focus in 2023 session
Comments from Democratic leadership and experts signaled that housing and zoning will be major issues of CT’s upcoming legislative session.
Lamont, General Assembly begin new terms on upbeat notes
CT Democrats have solid majorities and no deep schisms in their caucuses. Rep. Matt Ritter and Sen. Martin Looney were reelected as leaders.
Lamont wants lawmakers to keep CT budget guardrails in place
CT’s strong financial situation has led to to calls for tax cuts or more spending or both. Gov. Lamont wants to keep the safeguards in place.
Hartford Democratic Rep. Edwin Vargas is resigning his seat
Democrats will have a 96-53 majority to begin the session. The vacancies will be filled in special elections in safe Democratic districts.
Health advocates outline priorities for upcoming legislative session
Advocates hope CT lawmakers expand HUSKY eligibility, address staffing shortages in health care, improve mental health resources and more.
CT Capitol fully open to public Wednesday as 2023 session begins
The CT General Assembly will begin its 2023 session with new members, more leadership titles, and the Capitol fully open to the public.
Rep. Dan Fox, D-Stamford, expected to leave House
Rep. Dan Fox, D-Stamford, could be anticipating a nomination by Gov. Ned Lamont as a judge of the Superior Court.
Housing advocacy group announces priorities for legislative session
The group wants legislators to take up zoning reform, eviction protection and a new fund to reward towns for building affordable housing.