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Connecticut Proposal Would Hike Tax On Digital DownloadsDownloading e-books, music from iTunes, or apps for your phone could become expensive for folks in Connecticut.
Gov. Malloy Promises No New Taxes Amid Projected Half Billion Dollar Revenue DeficitLower than anticipated revenue is to blame, according to Office of Policy and Management Secretary Benjamin Barnes.
Conn. Gov. Dan Malloy Pushes Economic Recovery In Second BudgetGov. Dan Malloy unveiled the second, two-year budget of his administration on Wednesday, promising to move Connecticut closer to recovery from the national recession by continuing investments in education and job development.
Comptroller Puts Connecticut's Budget Deficit $50 Million Higher Than Governor's OfficeComptroller Kevin Lembo now puts the shortfall at $415 million due to lower than expected revenues and overspending in Medicaid and social services. A spokesman said Gov. Dannel Malloy disagrees with the comptroller's deficit projection, saying it is about 12 percent too high.
Investment Management Company Ranks Connecticut Last For Credit WorthinessWhen a Hartford-based investment management company surveyed the states for credit worthiness, Connecticut came in dead last.
Connecticut Budget Deficit Grows; Budget Cuts May Be On HorizonThe governor's office announced plans to release updated budget projections on Nov. 20 but has already ruled out any further tax hikes.
Living In Connecticut To Get More ExpensiveNearly every Connecticut resident will pay more in taxes under the budget being proposed this week by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy.
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