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Governor Lamont Announces Launch of Program Encouraging Recent College Grads to Build Their Careers in Connecticut
Governor Ned Lamont today announced that his administration is partnering with several organizations to launch an innovative program that is designed to encourage graduates of Connecticut’s higher education institutions to build their careers and...
Nonprofits say state funding boost would save taxpayers money
Diana, a 49-year-old resident of a Hartford halfway house, is looking for a job. Any job. “It doesn’t matter if I’m cleaning toilets,” Diana said, adding that she is eager to reenter the workforce after years of addiction and incarceration....
Why did the tolls bill die?
Capitol Bureau Chief Mark Pazniokas explains what happened to kill one of the most controversial legislative proposals in years. Click “Steady Habits” icon for a 12-minute “mini-Podcast” with host John Dankosky.
Lamont keeps pledge, begins release of stalled municipal aid
Gov. Ned Lamont kept his pledge to Connecticut municipalities Friday, beginning the process of releasing $150 million in municipal aid stalled since last summer by the debate over tolls. The announcement comes just days after Lamont publicly...
IRS increases visits to high-income taxpayers who haven’t filed tax returns
As part of a larger effort to ensure compliance and fairness, the Internal Revenue Service today announced that it will step up efforts to visit high-income taxpayers who in prior years have failed to timely file one or more of their tax...
More businesses using AI as tools emerge
Artificial intelligence isn't just for experts anymore. Technology vendors are racing to introduce streamlined AI solutions for companies that can't afford to hire pricey data scientists and machine learning specialists. These tools can reduce...
Lamont Abandons Hope for Truck-Only Tolls
Gov. Ned Lamont has given up hope that the Democrat-controlled General Assembly has the guts to vote on a truck-only tolling plan. After meeting with legislative leaders for 45-minutes Wednesday, Lamont invited reporters into his office to...
Lamont pledges to release stalled town aid, regardless of whether tolls are approved
Gov. Ned Lamont pledged Wednesday to support borrowing for overdue municipal aid — even if legislators reject his transportation initiative and the truck tolls that would come with it. Lamont made his pledge following a mid-day appearance...
Pew: CT leads most states in ensuring good return on business incentives
Between grants, low-interest loans and tax breaks, Connecticut provides hundreds of millions of dollars annually in incentives to help businesses survive — and sometimes to expand — in a high-cost state. And while these incentives remain a...
IRS urges tax professionals, taxpayers to protect tax software accounts with multi-factor authentication
The IRS and its Security Summit partners today called on tax professionals and taxpayers to use the free, multi-factor authentication feature being offered on tax preparation software products. Already, nearly two dozen tax practitioner firms...