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Lamont offers free bus service, touts carbon emissions-reduction plan

The Transportation and Climate Initiative, scheduled to be voted upon by the state Environment Committee tomorrow, promises Connecticut at least a 26% reduction in carbon emissions from transportation from 2022 to 2032.

CT lawmakers debate who should control zoning: State or municipalities?

“If we want effective, efficient government, then zoning has to be in the hands of the towns,” says State Rep. Kimberly Fiorello (R-Greenwich).

Lamont promising economic windfall from legalizing marijuana; Naysayers unconvinced

Although one supporter calls Lamont's bill “as tightly written as I have ever seen,” others say it does not go far enough in making the playing field equitable -- and other opponents object to legalizing marijuana at all.

NO SALE: Fairfield County real estate brokers say ‘mansion tax’ would...

Fairfield County unit sales were up in December 2020 by 59% compared to the previous December, with the median sales price of $606,000 representing a 34.7% increase.

10 Fairfield County towns would bear the brunt of state Sen....

The Senate President Pro Tem’s proposal would require homeowners to pay an additional $50 in property tax a year for a house with a market value of $500,000, and another $400 a year for houses valued at $1 million.

Lamont extends Covid emergency to April 20; GOP objects

The extension keeps in place a 9:30 p.m. curfew for businesses, with restaurants still restricted to 50% indoor capacity.

CT state Sen. Tony Hwang: Lack of post-pandemic planning is...

"We all need to create a more viable, sustainable, and financially sensible form of government," says the Deputy Senate Republican Leader, whose 28th District includes Easton, Fairfield, Newtown, Weston and Westport.

Connecticut joins regional plan to cut vehicle emissions; Critics warn of...

The state expects a 26% drop in carbon emissions from transportation between 2022 and 2032.

Incoming Republican Senate Leader Kevin Kelly: The FCBJ Interview

"We don’t always agree," Kelly (R-Stratford) says of Gov. Ned Lamont. "I don’t expect for us to always agree, but as long as discussions can be held in a candid and frank way, we can work together."

State report says CT facing $4.3B budget deficit over next two...

The state's Special Transportation Fund could become insolvent by 2024, according to the nonpartisan Office of Fiscal Analysis.

Dems plan to bring public option back to insurance market

The idea, Comptroller Kevin Lembo said, is to make health insurance more accessible and affordable due to the size of Connecticut’s state insurance base.

CT revenue collections improve; State GOP wants to discuss budget now

Revenue estimates in the current fiscal year have improved by $326 million from October’s estimate, and by $875 million and $704 million in each year of the next biennium from the April forecast.

Kevin Kelly, state senator from Stratford, is new Senate Republican Leader

Kelly -- who ran unopposed for reelection this year -- succeeds Len Fasano (R-North Haven), who had served as leader since 2014.

State Sen. Kevin Kelly criticizes makeup of new nursing home oversight...

In addition, the Lamont administration "still unbelievably does not have a plan for a second wave and only now is organizing this working group," says State Sen. Kevin Kelly (R-Stratford), Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Aging Committee.

Gold in them thar buds? CT lawmakers looking at legalizing marijuana...

According to a new study, Connecticut could reap $35-$48 million in direct new revenue during the first year of legalized marijuana sales, which would escalate to $188-$223 million in the fifth year.