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Connecticut Proposal Would Hike Tax On Digital Downloads

Downloading e-books, music from iTunes, or apps for your phone could become expensive for folks in Connecticut.

05/22/2013

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Connecticut Legislators Take Up Bill To Put Tolls On Borders

The bill under discussion Monday in the General Assembly’s Transportation Committee would place tolls at Connecticut’s borders and proponents see tolls as the only way to raise money for badly needed road and bridge repairs.

02/25/2013

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Connecticut St. Sen. Wants Task Force On Video Game Violence

St. Sen. Scott Frantz says teenagers who pack guns and carry out massacres at schools seem to share a couple of things in common.

02/15/2013

Mourners leave the wake of Sandy Hook Elementary School principal Dawn Hochsprung in Woodbury, Conn. - Dec 19, 2012 (credit: Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

Lawmakers Cutting Connecticut Budget Spare Mental Health Services

Lawmakwers in Hartford have okayed a quarter of a billion dollars in budget cuts to pare down the deficit. But in the wake of the Newtown massacre, they have steered clear of any cuts to nonprofits which provide care for the mentally challenged.

12/20/2012

Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (file/credit: Governor's Office)

Connecticut Budget Deficit Grows; Budget Cuts May Be On Horizon

The governor’s office announced plans to release updated budget projections on Nov. 20 but has already ruled out any further tax hikes.

11/14/2012

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New Haven Line Fare Hike Restored In Connecticut Budget Passed By House

Commuters who ride Metro-North Railroad’s New Haven Line thought they were getting a break, but that is not likely anymore, WCBS 880 Connecticut Bureau Chief Fran Schneidau reported.

05/09/2012

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Connecticut Legislature Convenes On Wednesday; Sen. Frantz Says Cuts Needed

The Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday for its 2012 session, and a major concern will be dealing with an unexpected budget deficit.

02/06/2012

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Spending Cuts Being Ordered As Connecticut Revenues Come Up Short

Despite a record increase in state taxes, Connecticut will come up short nearly $1 billion dollars by year’s end.

01/18/2012

Connecticut St. Sen. Scott Frantz (file / credit: Office of Scott Frantz)

Conn. Republican: Estate Tax Counterproductive To Economic Growth Efforts

In Connecticut, dying can be expensive. Under Connecticut’s new budget laws, estates over $2 million can be taxed as high as twelve percent.

10/05/2011

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Connecticut Now Has One Of America’s Highest Gasoline Taxes

Connecticut now has the distinction of having the highest gasoline tax in the lower 48 states – a whopping 70.3 cents for every gallon purchased.

07/22/2011