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Connecticut GOP: party of untapped potential

There clearly is a renewed interest in Republican ideals, and Gov. Dannel Malloy’s record $2 billion tax hike on Connecticut families will only continue to fuel the public’s pivot to a more responsible government. The challenge for the CT GOP is to figure out how to harness the public’s renewed interest in Republican principles, and convert local successes into statewide victories.

Posted inMoney, Politics

Republicans propose ‘honest’ tax cuts for Connecticut

House Republicans have proposed $247 million in consumer and business tax cuts – moves they insist won’t worsen the big budget deficit projected for next year. In a press conference Thursday, GOP lawmakers said they want to give small businesses a one-time break on their unemployment assessments, accelerate the return of a sales tax exemption on clothing, and restore another exemption for over-the-counter medicine.