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State Budget Passes Just Before Deadline

June 4th, 2015 · 1 Comment · News and Events

From the CT Mirror: Senate Democrats took the extraordinary step in the final hour of the 2015 session Wednesday of threatening to cut off debate to ensure passage on a 19-17 vote of a new state budget that raises tax revenues by $2 billion.

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Corporate Threats To Flee State Shake Up Legislative Session In Final Days

June 2nd, 2015 · 20 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: A vote on the tax deal struck over the weekend was delayed Monday as legislative leaders sought revisions demanded by rebellious members, some in response to an outcry by major corporations over a tripling of a computer-services levy and an increase in other business and income taxes.

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State Budget Agreement Reached, Sales Tax Sharing, Car Tax Cut For Bridgeport, Keno Part Of Deal

May 31st, 2015 · 11 Comments · News and Events, State Politics

Early Sunday morning Governor Dan Malloy and legislative leaders issued a joint news release on agreement for the two-year $40 billion state budget in the final days of the legislative session that includes tax relief on motor vehicles in high mil rate communities, sharing sales tax revenue with local communities and “revolutionary changes” in the […]

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Malloy, Legislators At Odds Over Charter School Funding

May 30th, 2015 · 23 Comments · Education, News and Events, State Politics

Governor Dan Malloy’s insistence to fund two new charter schools, including one in Bridgeport, could be a stumbling block to closing a budget deal in the final days of the General Assembly. Charter schools receive public funds but operate independent of traditional school districts.

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Charter School Advocates Open Wallets

May 13th, 2015 · 5 Comments · Education, News and Events

From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror: The cost to bus charter school students and advocates to rallies: $87,870. The cost of providing them food from Subway: $14,040.

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Gaming Expansion Moves Step Closer

March 19th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

A key state legislative committee advanced a measure to expand gaming in the state beyond Connecticut’s tribal nation reservations. “As long as it’s going to create some jobs in the state of Connecticut, I’m for it,” says State Senator Ed Gomes. “Bridgeport has lost a lot of jobs. We have a lot of people out […]

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Spending Shaft, Feds Say Bridgeport Students Shortchanged

March 14th, 2015 · 3 Comments · Education, News and Events

Per-pupil spending in urban districts is not on par with affluent school districts in Connecticut, according to a report by the federal Department of Education. From Jacqueline Rabe Thomas, CT Mirror. The federal government said Friday that Connecticut “shortchanges low-income, minority students.”

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Bridgeport In Play For Casino?

March 10th, 2015 · 6 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

From Mark Pazniokas, CT Mirror: The announcement comes less than a week after The Mirror reported that tribal leaders and their lobbyists jointly met with Senate leaders to gauge support for expanding gambling to preserve Connecticut’s share of casino jobs and revenue.

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