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CT tax cuts are likely, but fierce debate expected over who benefits

January 26, 2023

Lamont expected to ignite the debate next month when he presents his budget proposal.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Republicans Call for More Restrictions on Cannabis

January 24, 2023

With cannabis now commercially available in Connecticut, House Republicans called Tuesday for a series of additional restrictions on the substance including THC caps on certain products, limitations on where it can be consumed and a ban on edible cannabis.

  • advocacy - state

Nonprofits, Progressives Call For More Spending As Budget Surplus Grows

January 19, 2023

Advocates for social equity causes and non-profit service providers converged on the state Capitol Thursday as both groups began to push for a boost in funding in the two-year state budget package which lawmakers will begin negotiating with the governor’s office next month.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Announces 2023 Legislative Proposal: Save Money for Small Businesses by Restoring Pass-Through Entity Tax Credit

January 18, 2023

Governor Ned Lamont today held a news conference in Hartford to announce his first legislative proposal of 2023, which includes restoring Connecticut’s pass-through entity tax credit to its original, revenue-neutral level of 93.01% and enabling small business owners in the state to save money by claiming a larger credit on their personal returns.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Paid Leave Authority Pays Out $249M In Benefits, Chooses New Leader

January 18, 2023

It’s been over a year since Connecticut residents have been contributing to a state account for paid sick leave and the Connecticut Paid Leave Authority announced that it has paid out $249 million in benefits.

  • advocacy - state

Even with gas tax holiday, CT’s transportation coffers are flush

January 17, 2023

Officials agree that CT needs to spend more or risk losing taxpayer confidence and its ability to maximize federal aid

  • advocacy - state

Revenues Increase By $600M

January 17, 2023

State budget analysts predicted Tuesday that Connecticut’s revenue collection will push the budget surplus to a near record-breaking $3.1 billion.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Schedules Special Elections on February 28 for Three State Representative Seats in Hartford, Middletown, Stamford, and West Hartford

January 16, 2023

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has scheduled Tuesday, February 28, 2023, as the date to hold special elections to fill three vacancies in the Connecticut House of Representatives.

  • advocacy - state

Three Minutes of Silence, Three Bells Mark ‘Final Ride’ For Representative Williams

January 11, 2023

Friends and colleagues of the late Rep. Quentin “Q” Williams gathered with his family Wednesday for a ceremony of remembrance as a procession including a hearse carrying his body paused by the state Capitol where he served three terms.

  • advocacy - state

CT cannabis industry to reach full steam by end of 2023

January 10, 2023

Based on what we are hearing from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection (DCP), Connecticut’s recreational cannabis industry is on-track to be fully up and running by the end of 2023.

  • advocacy - state

CT government can spend more as inflation soars. But should it?

January 10, 2023

Allowable growth in next state budget could approach $1 billion as lawmakers eye more funds for towns, child care and education

  • advocacy - state

State Erases Nearly 44,000 Cannabis Convictions, While Clean Slate Awaits Many

January 09, 2023

As commercial cannabis retailers prepared to open their doors to customers this week, Connecticut policymakers and advocates gathered Monday to celebrate a law which last week erased records of more than 43,000 low-level cannabis convictions.

  • advocacy - state

A new year, and a new rush of bills (that may or may not have a shot)

January 06, 2023

Much like Gov. Ned Lamont’s inaugural speech Wednesday, the bills filed in the first week of the General Assembly’s five-month session offer Connecticut a hint of objectives to be pursued, if not a blueprint for producing them.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont Acknowledges Connecticut’s Affordability Issue In Address To Joint Session

January 05, 2023

In his state-of-the-state address on Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont acknowledged the affordability issues facing Connecticut residents – issues upon which Republicans campaigned last year.

  • advocacy - state

Amid calls for change, Lamont wants CT budget guardrails in place

January 04, 2023

Programs that produced billions in budget surpluses will be tested as pressure for big tax cuts grows

  • advocacy - state

CT Office of Legislative Research Publishes 2023 Major Issues Report

January 04, 2023

This report gives a preview of the legislative session.

  • advocacy - state

Connecticut's legislative session starts Wednesday with high hopes

January 04, 2023

Fresh off their election victories, Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont and all 187 state legislators will begin the 2023 General Assembly session Wednesday.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont's 2023 State of the State Address

January 04, 2023

Watch and read Governor Lamont's 2023 State of the State Address.

  • advocacy - state

CT Capitol fully open to public Wednesday as 2023 session begins

January 03, 2023

Committee meetings will be in person, but lawmakers will have option of participating remotely. Public hearings will be hybrid.

  • advocacy - state

Realtor.com predicts this CT metro as the No. 1 housing market in the United States for 2023

January 03, 2023

Realtor.com recently released its “Top 10 Markets 2023” report and named the Hartford metropolitan area No. 1 in the nation. 

  • advocacy - state