The Finance Committee recently passed Senate Bill 1, which will reform the unfair and regressive car tax by establishing a permanent cap on the car tax in all towns. No car owner will pay more in car taxes, and no municipality will see a revenue loss as a result of this plan. See how much your town will benefit under this plan.
“Each year, more than a dozen Connecticut children die needlessly due to unsafe sleep practices. By educating parents before they leave the hospital following their child’s birth, we can potentially influence the parents’ behavior and possibly save a child’s life.” – Senator Martin Looney
Our Safe Sleep plan awaits the governor’s signature to become law.
Our plan to help home caregivers when a patient is discharged from the hospital. The bill has now passed with bipartisan support in both chambers.
The Senate has unanimously passed legislation aimed at making college more affordable.
The Senate Democrats have proposed to offer a major tax break for retired veterans by providing a 100 percent exemption from the state income tax for federally taxable military retirement pay.
During odd-numbered years like 2015, the governor and General Assembly are tasked with formulating a two-year (biennial) budget. Visit our Budget Guide to understand the many aspects of what it takes to make and pass a state budget. See recent revenues and expenditures and get an explanation of the timeline of the budget process.
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May 28, 2015 — A bipartisan coalition of legislators come together to announce plans to end the SBAC testing requirement for 11th grade students in Connecticut.
May 27, 2015 — A bipartisan group of legislators announce that the Senate is poised to pass a bill that will limit physical restraint and seclusion of students in Connecticut’s schools.
May 22, 2015 — The Senate is poised to pass legislation that requires cities and towns to cover certain mental health injuries suffered on the job by police, as well as certain cancers suffered by firefighters, under their Workers’ Compensation policies.
May 20, 2015 — A bipartisan group of legislative leaders announce that Connecticut will move one step closer to becoming the first state in the nation to ban potentially deceptive and unpredictable variable-rate electricity contracts.