Much of Tom Foley’s last-minute proposal to cut taxes on Social Security benefits already is covered in existing state law. And the GOP gubernatorial nominee’s overall tax relief proposal on retirement benefits would expand Connecticut’s post-election deficit by roughly $100 million next fiscal year.
Washington – With the 5th District seat in Congress at stake, Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty and challenger Republican Mark Greenberg are making last-minute appeals to voters help turn out their supporters and sway the undecided.
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, and her Republican rival Mark Greenberg, addressed issues important to aging Americans Wednesday, agreeing that Social Security needs to be strengthened but clashing over the Affordable Care Act.
Republican Mark Greenberg surprised U.S. Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, at their final debate Tuesday by declaring himself open to a higher Social Security tax, despite attacking her in a new TV commercial for taking the same position.
The campaign of Republican candidate Mark Greenberg is hitting his rival, Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, on the issue of taxes.
DANBURY — Connecticut’s 5th Congressional District candidates Elizabeth Esty and Mark Greenberg clashed on personal ethics, foreign affairs, energy policy and gun control Thursday during their first public forum.
The heat was turned up in the 5th District race Wednesday as Republican Mark Greenberg, who is trying to unseat Democratic Rep. Elizabeth Esty, released a new ad that takes aim at attacks on Greenberg’s position on Social Security. Greenberg’s new ad, called “Barking Again,” shows a pup barking at a television ad.
Washington – Rep. Elizabeth Esty, D-5th District, showcased the power of incumbency in the first television ad of her campaign.
With Congress paralyzed by partisan infighting, it’s up to states like Connecticut to make it possible for ordinary people to retire without facing poverty.
Is the increase in income inequality, recently cited by President Obama, based on fact, or is it based on flawed and misleading government statistics?
The change was made in response to last summer’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, which had prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages in determining Medicare eligibility.
With the support of the state treasurer and AARP, the Senate and House majority leaders are pushing legislation that would create a state-run retirement program for private-sector employees over the opposition of insurers and private investment advisors.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a second round of tax cuts Friday, including a new income tax break for retired teachers that could provide a strategic edge in his re-election bid.
The governor also backed a sales tax exemption for non-prescription medications, an insurance premium break for cities and towns, extending a credit for business investors and a two-day state park fee holiday.
These breaks, worth about $52 million in the fiscal year that begins July 1, would be in addition to the $155 million sales and gasoline tax rebate Malloy unveiled Thursday.
House Minority Leader Lawrence F. Cafero, R-Norwalk 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 […]