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GOP gives House members proposal to repeal, replace the ACA

WASHINGTON — The proposal, which will be considered later this month in a series of hearings, includes replacement of the law’s subsidies that help people buy insurance with tax credits based on a person’s age, not income, and elimination of federally mandated basic benefits in an insurance plan. Continue Reading →

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Hartford case helped inspire tax relief for wrongfully convicted

WASHINGTON — East Hartford resident James Tillman was convicted of rape and jailed for almost 18 years before a DNA test exonerated and freed him in 2006. Congress is now adding to the restitution Tillman, and hundreds of wrongfully convicted people, received for the wrong the judicial system did them. Continue Reading →

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Trump takes on key CT industry — hedge funds

WASHINGTON – GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump has a new target for his ire — other super-rich guys, the nation’s hedge fund managers. “I know a lot of bad people in this country that are making a hell of a lot of money and not paying taxes,. The tax law is totally screwed up.” he said. Continue Reading →

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Deadline looms for Congress to extend popular tax breaks

WASHINGTON – Unless Congress acts soon, Connecticut commuters, students, homeowners and businesses will lose a number of valuable tax credits and deductions. These credits and deductions, known as “extenders,” aren’t a permanent part of the tax code and must be renewed by Congress from time to time.
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DGA creates CT affiliate, hires Obama team to help Malloy

The Democratic Governors Association has established its long-anticipated beachhead in Connecticut, hiring elements of President Obama’s re-election team through a week-old independent expenditure group, Connecticut Forward. Continue Reading →

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Was faulty CT tax mailing a huge privacy violation?

Could 27,000 Connecticut residents’ Social Security numbers have been mailed – along with their names and addresses – to households other than their own? A top Republican lawmaker demanded answers Monday after reviewing one of the thousands of faulty tax forms the state Labor Department acknowledged sending out late last week. House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, R-Norwalk, also said he wants to know if the state mailed incorrect tax data regarding unemployment recipients to the IRS. “How did this happen? To what extent did this happen?” Cafero said during a midafternoon news conference at the State Capitol, adding that a letter seeking details was being sent to the department. Continue Reading →

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