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Commissions survive budget cuts

When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy proposed a consolidation of the state’s advocacy agencies into the Commission on Citizen Advocacy he may have forgotten who he was dealing with—advocates.

Report: St. Vincent’s cuts 100 jobs, lays off 50

St. Vincent's Medical Center cut 100 positions and laid off 50 employees this week to save $10 million, according to the Connecticut Post.

Task force to study family medical leave insurance

A new legislative task force has been approved to study the possibility of mandating paid leave for new parents, the seriously ill and those taking care of a sick family member.

‘Tough choices’ define two-year, $44 billion spending plan

With a 19-17 vote, state senators gave final approval last week to a $37.6 billion budget for Connecticut’s 2014 and 2015 fiscal years.

Businesses to start proving their social worth

Similar to an organic or fair-trade certification, Connecticut businesses can now be certified as a benefit corporation to show the company makes a positive impact on the environment and society.

End-of-session highlights: STEM, Energy, GMOs

As the legislative session comes to a close, there are a number of bills to take note of that were approved this session.

Malloy applauds passage of comprehensive energy bill

On the final day of the legislative session, the General Assembly approved Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's comprehensive energy bill, which sets the state up for a major increase in natural gas usage.

$1.5B UConn expansion approved

Legislators gave final approval to the Next Generation Connecticut initiative, which calls on the state to invest $1.5 billion in the University of Connecticut over the next 10 years through the issuance of bonds.

Update: Senate narrowly approves $37.6 billion budget

The budget, which maintains state aid to municipalities and invests in higher education, includes no new taxes but does include extensions of several taxes that were set to expire.

Legislators consider digital products tax

Connecticut lawmakers are considering a bill to increase taxes on digital products such as e-books, mobile apps and MP3 files.