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Malloy will release long-delayed hospital payments this week
Connecticut hospitals won’t have to wait until the summer’s end as they originally feared to receive close to $300 million in supplemental state payments.
Supreme Court Delivers a Sharp Blow to Labor Unions
The Supreme Court on Wednesday dealt a major blow to organized labor. By a 5-to-4 vote, with the more conservative justices in the majority, the court ruled that government workers who choose not to join unions may not be required to help pay for collective bargaining.
Gov. Malloy Announces State Grants to Encourage Transit-Oriented Development and Responsible Growth Across Connecticut
Governor Malloy today announced that five projects in towns and cities across Connecticut will receive approximately $8.5 million in funding under the second phase of the 2017 Responsible Growth and Transit Oriented Development Grants – a competitive grant program that supports transit-oriented development and responsible growth in the state and is targeted at boosting economic activity and creating jobs.
General Assembly Fails To Override Any of Malloy’s 7 Vetoes
The General Assembly overrode none of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s seven vetoes Monday. The House did vote 103-33 to override one of the bills, but the Senate failed to find the two-thirds it needed to override that same bill. The Senate voted 19-10, but 24 votes were necessary for an override.
New pay-equity law aims to close CT's gender wage gap
By several key measures, women have made great strides in the workforce over the past 40 years. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the proportion of women with college degrees has more than tripled since the 1970s; labor force participation grew steadily, peaking at a rate of 60 percent in 1999; and women's earnings as a percentage of men's earnings rose from 62 cents on the dollar in 1979 to 81 cents nationally by 2015.
Lawmakers To Reconsider Some of Malloy’s Seven Vetoes
Those under consideration include SB 261, which would have extended the manufacturing apprenticeship tax credit to the personal income tax.
Supreme Court's Internet Sales Tax Ruling Is Billion-Dollar Boon for States
The U.S. Supreme Court says states are allowed to collect sales taxes from online retailers that don’t have a have a physical presence in their borders. By a 5-4 vote in the case South Dakota v. Wayfair, the majority overturned the court's 1992 decision in Quill v. North Dakota, which had affirmed the “physical presence” test for state sales-and-use tax collections.
Ruling enables CT to capture millions in taxes from online sales
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday opening the door for states to capture sales tax receipts for online and other remote transactions could help Connecticut capture more than $100 million annually in new revenues.
View Louis Bucari's 'Hot Topics with the DRS' Slides
Connecticut Department of Revenue Services Legal Counsel Louis Bucari talked "Hot Topics with the DRS" to a packed house at the June 21 Easton CONNection - and was gracious enough to allow us to share his slides with our members. Louis addressed a number of the current (and future) concerns relating to Public Act 18-49. View the materials.
Republicans Continue Campaign Against Connecticut's 'Death Tax'
The only two things certain in life are death and taxes, but the 2018 governor’s race has combined the issues into a battle over death taxes. With the primaries less than two months away, virtually all Republican candidates are calling for repeal of the Connecticut estate tax. They say the repeal is necessary to keep mega-wealthy residents from leaving Connecticut — and taking their millions in income taxes and philanthropy with them.

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