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The two-year budget will provide real property tax relief to working families and small businesses from the largest cities to the smallest towns. Part of that tax relief is a direct car tax cut of more than $60 million across the state. See how much your town will benefit under this plan.

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In the Headlines & On the Blogs

  • 04/30/2016
    The Basics: Medical marijuana for minors wins final passage
    Ct Mirror: The Senate on Friday passed a proposal to expand the state’s medical marijuana program to minors with certain medical conditions. The bill previously passed the House and now goes to Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, whose administration proposed the bill and who is expected to sign it.
  • 04/30/2016
    CT Senate passes bill to stabilize revenues in nuclear industry
    CT Mirror: A national campaign by the nuclear industry to stabilize profits in a volatile energy market scored a victory Friday night with the unanimous passage of bipartisan legislation changing the rules for procuring electricity in Connecticut, a state heavily reliant on nuclear power.
  • 04/27/2016
    Senate passes bill limiting doctor non-compete agreements
    CT Mirror: The Senate passed a proposal Wednesday to limit non-compete clauses in physician contracts and broaden the types of organizations that can employ doctors, a measure intended to address concerns among Senate leaders about doctors’ ability to remain in independent practice or return to it after joining a hospital system.
  • 04/27/2016
    Residents Push For House Vote On Water Bill
    CT News Junkie: A measure that would hinder a plan to sell discounted water to a private bottler in Bloomfield may never reach the House floor before the session ends next week. “It’s going to be a big challenge,” said state Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford. But, she said, “Hope springs eternal.”
  • 04/27/2016
    'Ban the box' bill passes House
    Hartford Business Journal: The House has approved a bill that would prohibit most employers from asking about criminal histories during the job application process.
  • 04/26/2016
    House Sends Public Retirement Bill To Senate
    CTNewsJunkie: Early Tuesday morning, the House passed a bill that would create a quasi-public agency to administer a retirement system for Connecticut residents who currently may not have one through their employer.

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Senate Passes Public Retirement Savings Plan

April 30, 2016 —Senate President Martin M. Looney led Senate passage of legislation creating a retirement savings program for the estimated 600,000 Connecticut residents do not have a retirement savings plan available to them through their employer.

Revised Democratic Budget

April 28, 2016 —Senate and House Leaders discuss an updated state budget package that addresses the fiscal year shortfall, provides tax relief for municipalities and preserves state aid for vital services.

Supporting Our Firefighters

April 26, 2016 — Senator Osten supports a bill that creates a firefighters’ cancer relief program and account to provide wage replacement benefits for certain paid and volunteer firefighters who are diagnosed with cancer.

Reducing Singe-use Plastic Bags

April 22, 2016 —Senator Kennedy joined grocery industry representatives to celebrate the successful passage of a bipartisan bill that will increase recycling and lead to the phase-out of wasteful single-use plastic and paper bags.

Improving Access to Legal Representation for Low-income Residents

April 21, 2016 — Senate President Martin M. Looney led Senate passage of two bills that will help protect access to legal representation for low-income Connecticut residents.