CT Legislative Updates

The Capitol Beat November 2016

Posted: Nov 09, 2016

While voters spoke with certainty at the ballot box in this election, the new GOP surge particularly in the state General Assembly, is spawning more questions than answers at the moment.

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Apprenticeship Tax Credit

Posted: Jun 09, 2016

Comptroller Kevin Lembo had proposed a legislative measure to benefit businesses and all taxpayers by establishing a more efficient and effective analysis of whether hundreds of millions of dollars in economic incentives provided to businesses are fulfilling their intended purpose.

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Senate OKs 2017 Budget Cuts

Posted: May 13, 2016

Heading into a tough statewide election campaign in November, Democratic lawmakers in the state Senate Thursday bit the bullet and passed a FY2017 $19.76 billion budget...

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Finance Committee Okays Tax Package

Posted: Apr 07, 2016

The Legislature's Finance Committee today approved, along party lines, a proposed 2017 tax package that would support the budget approved by the Appropriations Committee yesterday.

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Budget Committee Slashes Spending

Posted: Apr 06, 2016

The ink was barely dry on the Appropriations Committee's $19.9 billion alternative 2017 budget Wednesday when Governor Malloy announced that it did not cut spending deep enough...

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Barnes Affirms Major Increase in 2016 Deficit ( February 26, 2016)

Posted: Feb 26, 2016

One day after the Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal experts projected a more than ten-fold increase in the 2016 budget deficit, or $266 million, over that projected by the administration, roughly $20 million, Ben Barnes, the administration’s budget chief told the Finance Committee that the new numbers more accurately depict the current year shortfall.

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Announcement from Governor Malloy (February 10, 2016)

Posted: Feb 10, 2016

Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Lt. Governor Nancy Wyman today announced that they will hold a town hall forum in Middletown on the evening of Tuesday, February 16, 2016, to discuss his budget principles, his proposals for adapting state government to a changing economy, and other issues concerning the future of the state.

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Special Session Deficit Fixes (December 8, 2015)

Posted: Dec 08, 2015

The Connecticut General Assembly this evening passed, largely along party lines, a bill aimed at covering a projected current-year deficit of $350 million employing a combination of spending cuts, fund transfers and tax changes.

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Special Session of Legislature (December 4, 2015)

Posted: Dec 04, 2015

Governor Malloy today officially called the Legislature into Special Session at 10 a.m. Tuesday, December 8th, to “adopt legislation that reflects the bipartisan efforts and significant areas of common ground between Democrat and Republican leaders that will address our projected shortfall without imposing new taxes or using the resources of the Rainy Day Fund.”

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Biz Panel Gets Primers on Unitary Reporting, Taxes (November 5, 2015)

Posted: Nov 05, 2015

Acknowledging that the Legislature “took a giant step backward” by not seeking input from the business and corporate community before they adopted the original budget back in June, House Speaker Brendan Sharkey today asked the Economic Competitiveness Commission (ECC) if they would be “on call, in real time” to provide input on the options currently under consideration for solving the deficit problem.

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