The U.S. Census Bureau population figures released last week raised eyebrows as Northeast states, including Connecticut, beat estimates. Census Bureau projections in recent years indicated Connecticut would end the decade with a small population loss, from 3.58 million to 3.56 million, after several years
The General Assembly’s joint Finance, Revenue and Bonding committee observed the 30th anniversary of Connecticut's state income tax by imposing a new, separate income tax on the state’s top earners. The committee approved a 25-part measure which includes a new “consumption tax” on state residents with federal adjusted gross
The state Department of Economic and Community Development released industry specific sector guidelines for businesses that will be permitted to reopen on May 20, the date of the first of four phases of the reopening.
Sine Dine with a nearly empty Capitol and LOB: In a very different scenario from the usual pomp and fanfare of the midnight adjournment of legislative session, legislative leaders in the Senate and House of
COVID 19 pandemic update: At yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing, Governor Lamont had the two co-chairs of the Reopen CT Advisory Board available to answer questions and discuss the possible timelines for the reopening of non-essential businesses
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this week it was no surprise that legislative leaders announced the 2020 legislative session is over, and will adjourn without any further action. The constitutionally mandated adjournment date is midnight,
The Legislative Office Building remains closed with the governor stating that May 20 is the earliest date for deciding when, and if, schools will reopen along with other parts of the Connecticut economy. In terms
We are all aware there will be a fiscal fallout affecting Connecticut’s economy and budget due to COVID-19. This week Connecticut Voices for Children unveiled their recommendations for addressing the COVID -19 crisis, and they
With the increasing number of Connecticut residents testing positive for COVID-19, legislative leaders have decided to postpone the 2020 legislative session until April 20th. We hear legislative leaders have been communicating daily with their respective
As we reported last week, the state Capitol has been closed until March 30. We are hearing this could be extended as Governor Lamont and leadership continue to meet to discuss a plan moving forward.