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CT Mirror Economic Indicator Dashboard

January 21, 2022

The following table shows the trend line for 9 key economic indicators and their last 20 observations or data reports. For more information on a specific indicator and a larger look at the data, click on the name of an indicator or scroll down.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont Asks For Extension of Emergency

January 21, 2022

Gov. Ned Lamont sent a letter to legislative leaders Friday asking them to extend the public health and civil preparedness orders which would leave him with emergency powers headed into his reelection bid.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont Pitches Tax Cuts To Business Audience

January 21, 2022

In remarks Friday to the state’s business community, Gov. Ned Lamont proposed more than $300 million in property tax cuts but declined to commit additional federal resources to prop up the unemployment trust fund.

  • business and industry
  • advocacy - state

Progressive group says CT income tax is tone-deaf to inflation

January 21, 2022

Connecticut officials have ignored for decades the effects of inflation on the state income tax, an oversight that costs low- and middle-income families tens of millions of dollars annually, according to a new report.

  • advocacy - state

Bob Stefanowski Officially Seeks a Rematch

January 19, 2022

Madison Republican Bob Stefanowski, a former investment banker who lost to Gov. Ned Lamont in 2018 by 44,372 votes, announced his intent to run for his party’s nomination Wednesday morning on the Chaz & AJ show.

  • advocacy - state

Final Map Is Closer To Democratic Proposal

January 19, 2022

A special master charged with remapping Connecticut’s five congressional districts fulfilled his court-ordered task Tuesday and submitted a plan that balances the districts’ populations while making as few changes as possible to their current boundaries.

  • advocacy - state

Despite vanishing federal COVID relief, CT’s coffers swell to record levels

January 18, 2022

Despite Connecticut families losing hundreds of millions of dollars in federal COVID aid since September, state government’s revenues have swelled to record levels, according to a report released Tuesday.

  • advocacy - state

Lawmakers Fail to Reach Last-Minute Compromise on Redistricting

January 14, 2022

The future of Connecticut’s congressional districts is back in the hands of a court-appointed special master after a last-minute appeal for compromise this week among legislative Democrats and Republicans failed to produce results.

  • advocacy - state

Executive Powers Stalemate

January 11, 2022

Gov. Ned Lamont has been reluctant to reveal how he plans to handle the looming expiration of his emergency orders and legislative leaders were unsure Tuesday whether next month’s session would begin with a marathon debate on COVID policy.

  • advocacy - state

AG announces new cyber breach reporting form

January 10, 2022

Aiming to make it easier for businesses to report data breaches to authorities, state Attorney General William Tong announced Monday the launch of a new, standardized form to help companies meet their reporting requirements.

  • technology and cybersecurity
  • advocacy - state

Progressives to Lamont, GOP: Brace for a debate on tax fairness

January 07, 2022

With state government cruising toward an unprecedented surplus just shy of $2 billion, Gov. Ned Lamont and Senate Republicans already announced their goals to cut state taxes.

  • advocacy - state

Attorney General Tong and Governor Lamont Continue Efforts to Defend SALT Deduction

January 05, 2022

Attorney General William Tong and Governor Ned Lamont announced today that Connecticut filed a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court to continue their lawsuit against the federal government for its unlawful and unprecedented cap on the deduction for state and local taxes, known as SALT.

  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Senate GOP wants to roll back sales tax rates in 2022

January 04, 2022

With state government finances on pace for another massive surplus, Senate Republicans called Tuesday for a temporary rollback of state sales tax rates.

  • advocacy - state

CT launches $34M relief program for essential workers

January 03, 2022

New state Comptroller Natalie Braswell and the leaders of the General Assembly’s Labor Committee launched a $34 million relief program Monday for essential workers affected by the coronavirus.

  • advocacy - state

Republicans Propose Temporary Sales Tax Cut

January 03, 2022

After a year of skyrocketing inflation at the grocery store and the gas pump, lawmakers are looking to give families some relief – starting with a sales tax cut.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Announces Plans To Distribute Three Million COVID-19 At-Home Rapid Tests and Six Million N95 Masks in Connecticut

December 27, 2021

Distribution of One Million Self-Tests Will Begin This Week, and an Additional Two Million Self-Tests Will Be Distributed to K-12 Schools Beginning in January

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

Connecticut Launches Digital COVID Vaccine System

December 20, 2021

Connecticut’s SMART Health Card system went live Monday despite criticism from Republicans in the state who warn they don’t have enough information about the contract.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state

State Suspends Testing Requirement For Workers

December 20, 2021

Connecticut will suspend enforcement of a COVID vaccine or weekly testing mandate for education employees and most state workers in an effort to free up the state’s testing capacity for the next two weeks, Gov. Ned Lamont said Monday.

  • advocacy - state

Ryan C. Sheppard Writes Bloomberg Tax Article: IRS Allows SALT Tax Deduction Workaround ... For Some

December 17, 2021

Ryan C. Sheppard of Knight Rolleri Sheppard CPAS, LLP contributed the piece from the Tax Management Real Estate Journal.

  • member news
  • state tax
  • advocacy - state

Vaccine Passports Are Already Here

December 16, 2021

Connecticut has already begun testing a COVID vaccine passport platform, Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday, brushing off calls from the House Republican leader for legislative hearings before the state moves forward with its digital health card system.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state