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Legislature overwhelmingly enacts bipartisan CT budget
The legislature overwhelmingly approved a new state budget shortly before their midnight deadline Wednesday that restores aid for towns; reverses health care cuts for the elderly, poor and disabled; and defers a transportation crisis — at least...
As clock strikes 12, minimum wage among legislative casualties
The General Assembly’s regular session ended Wednesday night without the Democratic legislative leadership delivering on a promised progressive agenda of a livable wage, paid family medical leave and an overhaul of state laws on sexual harassment...
'CPE Reciprocity' Bill Passes in House, Awaits Governor’s Signature
We are delighted to report to the CTCPA membership that late in the evening of May 8, Senate Bill 327, “An Act Concerning License Renewal Requirements for Certified Public Accountants” passed in the House of Representatives (it had...
New IRS online tool offers expanded access to information on tax-exempt organizations
The Internal Revenue Service today introduced a new online tool on IRS.gov designed to provide faster, easier access to publicly available information about exempt organizations. "This new tool provides taxpayers an easy way to get information...
Aiming for bipartisan deal, Dems add funds for seniors, towns
Trying to avoid a repeat of last year when conservative Democrats defected to support a Republican state budget, Democratic legislative leaders unveiled several proposals Monday aimed at striking a bipartisan compromise.
Future of Finance: Humans and Machines Unite
73% of surveyed finance leaders said they believe automation is improving their function’s efficiency and giving employees more bandwidth for value-added tasks.
BlumShapiro's Leslie Zoll Named Hartford Courant Hometown Hero for Work with Family Promise Center
Leslie began working five years ago to create the first Connecticut chapter of Family Promise.
Why CPAs and firms should see artificial intelligence and machine learning as an opportunity, not a threat
The robots are not just coming, they are already here.
Small businesses should guard against tax-return identity theft
The IRS on Thursday issued a warning to employers and small businesses to beware of growing attempts by cybercriminals to target businesses to obtain the business’s and employees’ information. These criminals then use the stolen...
CT Senate addresses harassment with ‘Time’s Up Act’
The Senate voted 31-5 early Friday to approve and send to the House a bill that overhauls Connecticut’s sexual harassment and assault laws and gives lawmakers an election-year claim of solidarity with the Time’s Up and Me Too movements. The...

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