House Democrats, including Transportation Committee co-chair Rep. Roland Lemar, D-New Haven, are holding campaign fundraisers on the day of an information hearing on Gov. Lamont’s new transportation plan, which would install truck-only tolls on Connecticut highways. Lemar is scheduled to be at the “Winter Fundraiser” from noon till 1:30, a ...
Rep. Matthew Ritter
Approximately 150 protesters gathered outside the Connecticut Supreme Court across from the Capitol on Monday to protest Janus v. AFSCME, a free speech case being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a cautiously worded opinion issued Thursday, Attorney General George Jepsen said the state legislature does have the ability to change existing labor contracts but would need “substantial justification.”
Despite being rejected by the state appropriations committee and denounced by municipal leaders across the state, Gov. Dannel Malloy’s plan to transfer one-third of teacher pension costs onto towns and cities is still being considered during budget negotiations. However, during a June 22 press conference, House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin, and House Majority Leader Matthew Ritter, D-Hartford, floated the idea of raising the state sales tax to 6.99 percent and using the increased funds to help municipalities pay for teacher pensions.