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Shifting property tax burdens provide businesses, commercial landlords some relief, leave homeowners to pay more

May 29, 2023

East Hartford Mayor Michael Walsh heard many concerns from businesses and residents during his town’s state-mandated property tax revaluation in 2021.

  • advocacy - state

Connecticut Joins Other States in Absolving Women and Men Convicted of Witchcraft

May 26, 2023

Connecticut’s Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to absolve the women and men who were convicted and the 11 who were executed on witchcraft charges in the 17th century when the state was a British colony.

  • advocacy - state

Governor Lamont Reminds Residents That Connecticut's Minimum Wage Is Scheduled To Increase on June 1

May 25, 2023

Governor Ned Lamont is reminding Connecticut residents that the state’s minimum wage will increase from the current rate of $14.00 per hour to $15.00 per hour beginning Thursday, June 1, 2023.

  • advocacy - state

Massachusetts Taxpayers Association: Can Massachusetts overcome its cost and demographic headwinds to compete for talent?

May 22, 2023

Massachusetts is facing similar cost and demographic challenges as Connecticut is; this report presents a number of charts delineating some of these issues.

  • advocacy - state

How Connecticut changed during COVID, in 10 charts

May 21, 2023

On May 10, exactly three years and two months after Gov. Ned Lamont declared a public health emergency in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, he declared it over.

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

House Approves Reducing Prison Sentences For Cannabis Possession

May 19, 2023

Inmates serving time for cannabis possession could soon be able to get their sentences reduced thanks to a bill that passed the House of Representatives Thursday.

  • advocacy - state

CT budget deal approaches, but the bottom line is blurry

May 18, 2023

Those unsatisfied with the next state budget should remember it features a built-in cushion topping $300 million, which could be tapped if approved spending proves to be too lean, House Speaker Matt Ritter, D-Hartford, said Thursday.

  • advocacy - state

Senate Passes Paid Sick Days Expansion

May 18, 2023

The Senate voted Thursday to expand Connecticut’s 2011 paid sick day law to employees of smaller businesses by eliminating a provision of the current law which exempted employers with fewer than 50 workers.

  • advocacy - state

Next CT budget will hinge on Lamont's ability to find big savings

May 15, 2023

Leaders from both parties optimistic bipartisan deal could be reached within a week

  • advocacy - state

Bloomfield is the best city in the U.S. for remote work, report says

May 12, 2023

Bloomfield has made a name for itself in Connecticut for its political drama, proximity to Hartford and once, for being "the nicest town in Connecticut," but researchers from Stanford and the London School of Economics have given it a new claim to fame.

  • technology and cybersecurity
  • advocacy - state

New CT debt report offers sobering look at state finances

May 12, 2023

Pew analysis shows debt in state retiree health care program is among worst in U.S.

  • advocacy - state

AI is here. Connecticut is scrambling to set standards.

May 11, 2023

Connecticut jumped into the fast-changing world of artificial intelligence Thursday with the Senate’s unanimous passage of a bill that would place the state among the first to begin setting standards for the use of AI tools.

  • technology and cybersecurity
  • advocacy - state

Lamont Pressures Lawmakers to Include Debt Cancellation Provision in Budget

May 11, 2023

At the request of his mother, Dennis Thomas went to a doctor just to make sure everything was fine.

  • advocacy - state

CT Senate GOP budget plan calls for $750M in annual tax relief

May 10, 2023

Pitches budget with $750 million per year in relief, relies on big savings from freezing vacant state jobs

  • advocacy - state

Senate Republicans Weigh In With Budget Proposal

May 10, 2023

Senate Republicans weighed in on ongoing state budget negotiations Wednesday with a two-year, $50.4 billion tax and spending plan that prioritizes income and property tax relief while making cuts to state agencies.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont Says His Budget Is Best

May 09, 2023

Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont sought to build support for his budget proposal Tuesday, focusing on the fact that his spending plan includes deeper tax cuts than the Appropriations Committee’s proposal.

  • advocacy - state

Retirement Savings Headed For Cities and Towns

May 04, 2023

Towns and cities in Connecticut could save more than $33 million next fiscal year under an agreement, announced Wednesday by Comptroller Sean Scanlon, which would restructure a state-run pension plan for municipal workers.

  • advocacy - state

Lamont renews commitment to CT budget caps, tax relief

May 03, 2023

As final budget talks near, governor says state is investing more in key areas but can’t do everything.

  • advocacy - state

MyCTSavings Registration Deadline Extended

May 03, 2023

If you own a business with 5 or more employees and do not offer a qualified retirement savings plan, state law requires that you provide a retirement savings option. Initial registration deadlines have passed, but you can still take action by August 31, 2023. Employers can register with MyCTSavings at no cost to the business, or provide a private retirement plan to comply with the law. Learn more and register at https://myctsavings.com/employers/program-details.

  • business and industry
  • advocacy - state

Poll: Voters like Lamont and tax cuts, open to higher spending

May 02, 2023

Wesleyan poll finds voters, unlike the governor, favor higher taxes on the wealthy

  • advocacy - state