Three decades have passed since the historic budget crisis that culminated in the creation of Connecticut’s personal income tax.The tax was enacted out of desperation: a roaring private sector buoyed a multi-year explosion in state
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The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted Connecticut’s lingering education disparities as schools were closed and thousands of children in struggling school districts fell behind in their learning. Connecticut’s most vulnerable children suffered the burden of trying to
It was the year the USSR dissolved – George H.W. Bush was President, and our Governor was Lowell P. Weicker Jr. (I). A lot has changed since 1991 – yet Connecticut is still stuck with
On December 21, 2020 Gov. Ned Lamont signed onto a regional cap and invest program called the Transportation and Climate Initiative (TCI) that will raise the price of gasoline by upwards of 17 cents per
President Carol Liebau’s op-ed was published in The Wall Street Journal. February 12, 2021. As part of his proposed $1.9 trillion relief bill, President Biden wants to send $350 billion in unrestricted cash to state