Gov. Ned Lamont’s reelection launch coincides with the mishandling of a personnel move at the Connecticut Democratic Party.
House Majority Leader Jason Rojas received a forcible reminder Wednesday morning the bill hadn’t been called yet.
Three of the four state legislative caucuses chose new leaders Thursday.
The coronavirus-induced recession would rip $7 billion from Connecticut’s coffers by 2023, triggering another major tax debate.
“Should I be listening to the jazz music on CT-N?” asked Rep. Chris Davis, R-Ellington. The answer was no.
Gov. Ned Lamont’s goal of completing his first state budget on time could be stymied by his reluctance to order taxes aimed specifically at Connecticut’s wealthiest.
None of the options are good for Democrats, who must decide whether to spread additional tax pain to low and middle-income residents or ask the state’s wealthiest to pay more.
The legislature’s Black and Puerto Rican Caucus say their constituents are waiting for Gov. Ned Lamont to name a Puerto Rican commissioner.
Unless some action is taken during the regular 2018 session — which begins Feb. 7 — the House chairman of the General Assembly’s tax-writing panel said he’s convinced capital projects will stall, rail and bus fares will rise, and key transit services will be canceled.
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House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, shook up committee leadership assignments in his second day as speaker Thursday, including the removal of Rep. Jeffrey Berger of Waterbury, his one-time rival for majority leader, as co-chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.