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-Carol Platt Liebau, President of Yankee Institute at May Press Briefing at the Capitol
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Radio advertisements paid for by oil giant BP America touting reduced traffic congestion in Fairfield, cleaner air in New Haven and more jobs in Hartford if Connecticut approves the Transportation Climate Initiative have hit the airwaves. The ads point to the...
As the federal Food and Drug Administration moves forward with plans to ban the sale of menthol cigarettes and flavored tobacco, Connecticut’s Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee opted to give menthol cigarettes a pass while moving forward with banning flavored...
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...
Connecticut entered the COVID-19 pandemic with roughly half the money in its unemployment trust fund needed to withstand a typical recession and subsequently, the state had to borrow $894 million from the federal government in order to pay unemployment claims that...
Republican leaders today announced they are partnering with No Tolls CT to hold a series of rallies around the state to oppose the Transportation and Climate Initiative and the highway use tax on trucks, which they say will not only raise the price of gasoline but...
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee approved a bill that would allow $46 million in state bonding for the University of Connecticut to hire more research faculty. The bill comes as UConn and UConn Health officials also asked the General Assembly to relieve them...
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