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Lamont administration could cut town aid but expects it won’t

June 13, 2024

Governor must find big savings once next CT budget gets underway in July.

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Lamont completes review of 175 bills passed in 2024

June 13, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont finished his review Thursday of the 175 bills passed by the General Assembly in the regular 2024 session, signing one final bill: a measure making numerous unrelated changes to insurance statutes.

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Lamont Mulls Priorities With Special Session Set For June 27

June 07, 2024

Conversations about the General Assembly’s imminent special session loomed after the State Bond Commission meeting Friday, with Gov. Ned Lamont laying out his priorities for the opportunity to address some leftover issues.

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New CT budget leaves huge gap one year down the road

June 06, 2024

Nearly $700 million in temporary funds prop up finances in 2024-25 fiscal year.

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Lamont Signs Several Flagship Bills, Some Controversial

May 24, 2024

Gov. Ned Lamont has signed several of the legislature’s flagship bills into law this week, including the controversial expansion of the state’s paid sick days program and the Senate’s priority healthcare legislation.

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Change to CT car tax assessments could trigger special session

May 23, 2024

On the last day of the session, the Senate surprised many members of the House by introducing an amendment to the car tax bill.

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Wild West Of Artificial Intelligence

May 17, 2024

Connecticut State Senator James Maroney issued a statement Friday decrying the government’s failure to come up with regulations for artificial intelligence as misuse of the technology continues in the open market.

  • technology and cybersecurity
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CT Congressional Democrats renominated at conventions

May 13, 2024

Connecticut’s five Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives were coronated on Monday as members of their party renominated them each to run for another two-year term in Congress.

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CT bills that didn’t pass in 2024: EV study, eviction reform and more

May 13, 2024

Connecticut’s 2024 legislative session ended on Wednesday night with lawmakers passing a bevy of bills concerning housing, elder care, K-12 education and more.

  • advocacy - state

At deadline, CT Senate passes bill benefiting strikers

May 09, 2024

As the clock neared midnight and the end of the General Assembly’s annual session, the Senate gave final passage Wednesday to a Democratic bill written to obscure its goal of providing state aid to striking workers.

  • advocacy - state

CT legislature passes $370M budget stabilization plan

May 08, 2024

Higher education and human services get a temporary boost, but the GOP says budget rules were ignored.

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On final day of session, a showdown is threatened in CT Senate

May 08, 2024

A collision seems unavoidable today, the last day of the 2024 General Assembly session, over two bills the Senate Democratic majority pledges to pass and the Senate Republican minority vows to block.

  • advocacy - state

House Passes ARPA Allocations, But Republicans Say It’s A Disguised Budget

May 07, 2024

Republicans in the General Assembly have asked Attorney General William Tong to examine whether the Democratic majority is circumventing constitutional obligations in its implementation of the remaining funds from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).

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First expansion of CT paid sick days law wins passage

May 06, 2024

Senate sends Democratic bill to Gov. Ned Lamont for promised signature.

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Revenue boom has CT officials rethinking budget timetable

May 03, 2024

New estimates solve many problems, but there’s little time to make changes.

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House Approves Bill To Regulate Sale Of Cannabis Products

May 01, 2024

The House late Tuesday approved a sweeping bill that will restrict sale of hemp products, including beverages containing the main psychoactive ingredient of the cannabis plant.

  • advocacy - state

CT revenues soaring, but legislators still can’t spend them

April 30, 2024

Progressives predict system will spark reforms next year.

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Report: Billions more in taxes coming in to CT than expected

April 30, 2024

Legislative leaders say CT needs to slow massive savings program.

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AI Protects State From Cyber Attacks Amid Debate Over Sweeping Regulatory Proposals

April 29, 2024

Amid the debate over how much the state should regulate artificial intelligence in the private sector, state government is being protected from cyber attacks by AI technology that is making security decisions on the spot.

  • technology and cybersecurity
  • advocacy - state

House Passes Property Tax Exemption For Fully Disabled Veterans

April 29, 2024

A bill that would create a property tax exemption for some of Connecticut’s disabled military veterans was passed unanimously by the state House of Representatives on Monday.

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