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CT budget talks bog down near the finish line over town aid, spending cap

June 01, 2021

State budget talks bogged down close to the finish line Memorial Day weekend, but the stumbling block — aid to cities and towns and the statutory spending cap — is a big one.

  • advocacy - state

Tax break for CT’s working poor has strong support in budget talks

June 01, 2021

While taxes remain a volatile part of state budget negotiations, one top priority for progressive lawmakers — an income tax break aimed at Connecticut’s working poor — seems to have a reserved spot in the next two-year state budget.

  • advocacy - state

As pandemic recedes, CT markets itself as a potential remote work hub

May 31, 2021

Before the pandemic hit, Joe Hochberg worked out of the offices of a small Chicago trading company, where he’s employed as an options trader, but when COVID-19 forced many people to abandon their cubicles it also introduced unprecedented flexibility.

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

Help For Homeowners With Crumbling Foundations Gets Boost From House

May 28, 2021

Lawmakers in the House voted late Thursday to prevent the scheduled expiration of a company managing funds to assist property owners whose foundations are deteriorating as a result of corrupted concrete.

  • advocacy - state

Cannabis Legalization Has Been Lucrative For States

May 27, 2021

As of May 2021, the 18 states that have enacted laws legalizing, taxing and regulating adult use cannabis have reported a combined $7.9 billion in tax revenue, according to a report by the Marijuana Policy Project.

  • advocacy - state
  • federal tax

Governor Lamont Signs Legislation Legalizing Online Gaming and Sports Wagering in Connecticut

May 27, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont today announced that he has signed into law legislation that will legalize online gaming and sports wagering in Connecticut.

  • advocacy - state

Biden officials tell top court to reject work-from-home tax case

May 26, 2021

The Biden administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court to turn away a New Hampshire lawsuit that challenges Massachusetts’ practice of taxing nonresidents who once worked in the state but now do their jobs from home.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state
  • advocacy - federal

Business community rallies against proposed health insurance tax

May 26, 2021

A coalition of industry and employer groups is calling on Gov. Ned Lamont and the General Assembly to abandon proposals for a $50 million tax on the state’s health insurers, arguing the plans could devastate businesses at a time when Connecticut’s coffers are already flush with cash from rebounding tax revenues and federal stimulus programs.

  • advocacy - state

CT House passes bill that would shield businesses from cyber hack liability

May 26, 2021

Representatives in Connecticut's state House unanimously approved a bill that would create a lawsuit shield for businesses that adopt cybersecurity measures.

  • technology and cybersecurity
  • advocacy - state

Revenues Surge As Budget Deliberations Begin

May 24, 2021

State budget revenues continue to surge by nearly half a billion dollars as lawmakers and Gov. Ned Lamont head into budget negotiations.

  • advocacy - state

Connecticut House votes 122-21 to legalize online gambling

May 22, 2021

The bill legalizing sports betting, online casino games goes to Senate.

  • advocacy - state

Connecticut Department of Public Health Releases Guidance Document on State’s Modified Mask Policies

May 19, 2021

Governor Ned Lamont today is sharing with Connecticut businesses and the general public a guidance document that was produced by the Connecticut Department of Public Health and intended to provide a better understanding of the state’s recently modified mask and face covering policies that are now in effect.

  • coronavirus
  • advocacy - state