U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis: CT GDP Increased to 2.1% in 3Q of 2019

Governor Ned Lamont and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner David Lehman today remarked that the administration’s efforts to get Connecticut’s fiscal house in order are succeeding as reflected in the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis’ announcement that Connecticut’s gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 2.1 percent during the third quarter of 2019. They …
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Governor Lamont and Senate GOP Release Transportation Plans

On Thursday, November 7th, Governor Lamont released a scaled-back transportation plan which included fewer toll locations. The plan, CT2030, calls for transforming the state’s transportation system, using a combination of financing mechanisms, including low-interest federal loans, tolls and state bonding. One week later, the Senate GOP released its alternative transportation improvement plan, FASTR CT. This …
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Group of Northeastern Governors, Representatives Reach Agreement on Common Core Principles for Regulating Cannabis, Vaping

In the spirit of collaboration, Governors and representatives from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island recently gathered for a regional summit to begin grappling with the vexing issues surrounding regulation of cannabis and vaping.  Following is a synopsis of the Core Principles framework that was agreed upon by the northeastern leaders. MARKET …
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“Influence isn’t a Dirty Word”

by Greg Bordonaro Originally Published: July 16, 2012 When Jay Malcynsky started practicing law with Brian Gaffney in the mid 1980s, lobbying wasn’t a big part of their business. The University of Bridgeport Law School graduate was a general practice lawyer focusing on criminal law, real estate transactions and local planning and zoning work. Influencing …
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The Capitol Beat: March 15, 2019

The Progressive Caucus of the state Legislature unveiled its alternative budget proposal today, downplaying the Governor’s proposed “sin taxes” and sales tax increases on household goods and services and instead pushing for a higher marginal income tax on high earners and a tax on capital gains. Members said initial estimates indicate their proposals would offset …
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The Capitol Beat: November 7, 2018

November 7, 2018 Governor-Elect Upbeat After Win, Says He’ll Name Transition Team by Week’s End; House Dems Hold Presser to Discuss Election, Next Steps Governor-elect Ned Lamont addressed the media at noon and said he’s is going to hit the ground running and is ready to “shake up Hartford and start bringing back jobs and …
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The Capitol Beat: September 4, 2018

September 5, 2018 Update on 2018 Gubernatorial, CT General Assembly Races Oz Griebel, former Republican gubernatorial candidate from Simsbury and regional Hartford business leader, and Democratic lawyer Monte Frank of Newtown, have petitioned and secured the requisite number of signatures of CT voters to be placed on the statewide ballot in November’s general election. The …
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The Capitol Beat: March 2, 2018

In Swan Song, Governor’s Budget Chief Presents Malloy’s Final Revenue Proposal, Covering FY 2019, to Finance Committee Governor Malloy’s unflinching budget chief Ben Barnes today presented the Finance Committee with the Governor’s final revenue proposal—Governor Malloy has chosen not to seek re-election after two terms – covering 2019. The Finance Committee held a public hearing …
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