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If the bill is passed, Connecticut would become only the second state to have such legislation.
"They could be really valid ideas," Fiorello said of Democratic proposals, "(but) do they have to be mandates?”
Sen. Tony Hwang (R-Fairfield) blasted Rep. Michael Winkler (R-Vernon) after the latter referred to "Asians and other minorities that have never been discriminated against.”
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.
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.
The extension keeps in place a 9:30 p.m. curfew for businesses, with restaurants still restricted to 50% indoor capacity.
“The terrorists, traitors and enablers who instigated, aided, and abetted this coup -- including those in Congress -- must be held accountable and never walk these halls of democracy again," said Connecticut Attorney General William Tong.
This year, the governor said, “We will continue to emphasize our best-in-the-nation public schools and workforce development, making sure every child, regardless of zip code, race, color, or creed, has the best opportunity at the starting line of life.”
Mark Boughton, who is in the midst of his record 10th term as the city’s mayor, will begin his new job on Dec. 18.
Thirteen of Connecticut’s largest business groups have sent a letter to Gov. Ned Lamont and the state’s legislative leaders seeking the creation of a new, $70 million small business grant program.
Senate Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) called Lamont’s agenda “a disappointing display of one-party rule and partisan politics."
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.
Meanwhile, State Comptroller Kevin Lembo is projecting the state’s General fund will close Fiscal Year 2020 – which ended on June 30 -- with an operating shortfall of $153.1 million.
Among other items, the Senate Democrats are looking to ban chokeholds and other “unnecessary” police actions.