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CT companies spend billions on research and development, but some say state should incentivize more of it
New Britain’s Stanley Black & Decker this year introduced the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled robotic pill dispenser. Across the Connecticut River at United Technologies Corp.’s Research Center in East Hartford, employees are...
Lamont eases up on debt diet to win support for truck tolls
Gov. Ned Lamont cheated on his debt diet Wednesday to win legislators’ support for truck tolls, but it remains to be seen whether pork-barrel spending is on the menu. The administration failed last spring to reach a deal with lawmakers on how...
State aid: see how your town fares in the governor’s budget
Gov. Ned Lamont’s 2020-21 budget proposal provides an additional $38 million for the state’s primary education grant and makes only minor adjustments to the other municipal aid grants. Education aid accounts for the lion’s share of state aid...
Opponents of Pot Legalization Know 2020 Could Be Tough
Opponents who have spent years fighting against the legalization of recreational marijuana in Connecticut know that 2020 may be the toughest year yet to beat back proponents of the measure. For the past few years opponents of legalization have...
DRS: Recent Taxpayer Mailing Includes Non-Filer Letters
An important part of the Department of Revenue Services (DRS) mission is to ensure those who are required to file a Connecticut income tax return have done so. As part of this effort, DRS is sending letters to certain taxpayers who filed a...
Help staff let off steam during busy season
As accounting teams trudge into the long winter months, laboring to make hard busy season deadlines, it can help to turn down the pressure from time to time. We asked representatives from four accounting firms to describe their favorite...
Governor Lamont's 2020 State of the State Address
Read Gov. Ned Lamont's 2020 State of the State Address in its entirety.
Lamont hopes cap will keep lawmakers’ hands off $2.5B reserve
The new state budget proposed Wednesday by Gov. Ned Lamont will likely spur considerable debate — despite lacking major tax hikes or deep spending cuts. That’s because for the first time in history, Connecticut is sitting on a...
Lamont keeps state spending lean to build reserves against next recession
Gov. Ned Lamont proposed a lean $22.3 billion budget Wednesday that would push Connecticut’s emergency reserves close to $3 billion while keeping taxes largely flat. The plan, which focuses on job creation, would raise revenue by canceling $28...
Lamont To Reconfigure State Retirement Authority
As part of his budget adjustments Wednesday, Gov. Ned Lamont will move the Connecticut State Retirement Authority into the Office of the State Comptroller. The quasi-public agency created in 2016 recently parted ways with its executive...

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