Downloading e-books, music from iTunes, or apps for your phone could become expensive for folks in Connecticut.
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.
St. Sen. Scott Frantz says teenagers who pack guns and carry out massacres at schools seem to share a couple of things in common.
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.
The governor’s office announced plans to release updated budget projections on Nov. 20 but has already ruled out any further tax hikes.
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.
The Connecticut General Assembly will convene on Wednesday for its 2012 session, and a major concern will be dealing with an unexpected budget deficit.
Despite a record increase in state taxes, Connecticut will come up short nearly $1 billion dollars by year’s end.
In Connecticut, dying can be expensive. Under Connecticut’s new budget laws, estates over $2 million can be taxed as high as twelve percent.
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.