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The Capital Beat: March 15, 2019

Written on March 20, 2019 at 9:26 am, by

The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital […]

The Capitol Beat: February 20, 2019

Written on February 25, 2019 at 10:23 am, by

Governor Lamont Unveils 2020-21 Budget Proposal

In his inaugural budget proposal, Governor Lamont relied heavily on a broad expansion of the sales tax base to currently exempt goods and services to spread the pain and balance the budget for fiscal years 2020-21. While the […]

The Capitol Beat: November 7

Written on November 7, 2018 at 5:38 pm, by

Governor-Elect Upbeat After Win, Says He’ll Name Transition Team by Week’s End; House Dems Hold Presser to Discuss Election, Next Steps

Governor-elect Ned Lamont addressed the media at noon and said he’s is going to hit the ground running and is ready to “shake up Hartford […]

The Capitol Beat: November 20

Written on November 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm, by

With the ink barely dry on the recently enacted 2018-19 budget in late October, as well as a bill aimed at addressing hospital taxes, and millions in holdbacks issued by the Governor last Friday, today we learn the state deficit for 2018 continues to grow.

State […]

The Capitol Beat: March 10-14

Written on March 17, 2014 at 8:55 am, by

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 10, 2014—March 14, 2014

Preliminary 2013 Jobs Figures Look Promising, but Gains Erratic

The state Department of Labor Friday issued Connecticut’s job creation numbers for 2013, and while they are rosier and showed steady gains – 21,000 new […]

The Capitol Beat: March 3-7

Written on March 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm, by

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

March 3, 2014 – March 7, 2014

Off campus and on campus (yes, it does feel like high school at times at the Capitol) there was a flurry of activity this week as we move toward the halfway […]

The Capitol Beat: February 24-28

Written on March 3, 2014 at 1:59 pm, by

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

February 24, 2014—February 28, 2014

It was a busy week at the state Capitol in Hartford.  The Appropriations Committee Monday wrapped up hearings on the Governor’s budget proposal, which leaves the subcommittees to decide what will make the […]

The Capitol Beat: February 10-14

Written on February 17, 2014 at 9:45 am, by

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

February 10, 2014 — February 14, 2014

Despite harrowing weather and widespread schedule cancellations during the past week, the 2014 legislative session continued steaming along.  In fact, public hearings on the Governor’s $19 billion adjusted budget for 2015 […]

The Capitol Beat: December 23-27

Written on December 31, 2013 at 10:18 am, by

The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

   December 23, 2013 – December 27, 2013

We want to raise a toast to you –- our readers and friends — in hopes that you are enjoying some well-deserved R&R over the holidays and preparing for a […]

The Capitol Beat: December 16-20

Written on December 21, 2013 at 12:00 pm, by

 The Capitol Beat
From Gaffney, Bennett & Associates

December 16, 2013 – December 20, 2013

“Positive, though modest growth.” This would seem to characterize Connecticut’s employment picture in 2013—a year in which the state added an average of 1,400 jobs per month. November was a notable […]