It turned out that no one could resist a pre-election jab at Eversource.
Legislators see an opportunity for reforms in wake of George Floyd’s death
There’s an urgency now, lawmakers say, but they worry a delay could kill the momentum for meaningful reforms.
GOP leaders want Lamont to loosen development grants for small towns
The GOP wants the Lamont administration to release long-stalled financing for a program designed to help small towns’ economic development initiatives.
Who pays the next CT tax hike? Democrats must answer question soon.
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.
GOP leader worried Lamont’s ‘debt diet’ could stifle grants for small towns
A Republican leader on the State Bond Commission expressed concerns Tuesday that Gov. Ned Lamont’s “debt diet” could stifle an important economic development grant for small Connecticut towns.
Esty seat not a toss-up, but fierce race expected
Publicity over the scandal that embroiled Rep. Elizabeth Esty and the rarity of an open seat in an especially hot midterm election will make the contest for Connecticut’s 5th District a nationally watched race.
National unrest sharpens CT’s focus on police-community trust
Despite enacting some of the country’s most progressive police reforms, Connecticut still faces the same questions other states do about whether police are doing enough to enforce the law effectively without infringing on the civil rights of minorities, and if they are doing enough to build trust with their communities.
Outside budget spotlight, one of Malloy’s key bills languishes
Updated 1 a.m. Tuesday
The Senate delayed a vote Monday on Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s major criminal justice initiative, An Act Concerning a Second Chance Society, raising questions about whether it had sufficient Democratic votes to pass before the session ends at midnight Wednesday. Other bills were being held as leverage in budget talks.
GOP lawmakers: Open $100 million financial aid pot to undocumented students
Most Republican legislators on the Higher Education Committee voted Tuesday in favor of opening a $100 million pot of college financial aid to undocumented immigrants. The vote may signal a change of heart among legislative Republicans about providing financial help to undocumented students.