The Talk of Connecticut
  • Connecticut restaurant owners are sour on a proposed tax by some state lawmakers. A one-percent food and beverage tax is being considered to help solve the state's budget crisis.
    Read more...
  • The Republican Governor's Association is targeting Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, after she cast the tie-breaking vote in favor of a new concessions deal for the state public employee unions.
    Read more...
  • Gun control could be Connecticut's next big issue. That's because a New York congressman is proposing legislation that would permit less strict federal gun control laws to supercede Connecticut and other states with stricter gun control laws.
    Read more...
  • Now that the Connecticut state Senate has approved the public employee union concessions deal along party line votes, let the 2018 campaign begin. It doesn't matter that Connecticut does not have a state budget, the concessions deal vote launches next year's gubernatorial and legislative races, as we explain on CT On The Hill.
    Read more...
  • Today is the day the Connecticut state Senate will decide whether to approve a concessions deal negotiated between Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and the public employee union leadership. Democrats support the deal, while Republicans oppose it. Last week, the state House approved the deal. Many officials say a new state budget - yet to be voted on - hinges on the union deal.
    Read more...
  • The Connecticut State Senate is expected to take up the state employee union concessions deal in a session on Monday. CT On The Hill predicts it will be approved.
    Read more...
  • As part of its energy efficiency strategy, the state of Connecticut is recommending that owners of homes that use oil and propane gas for heat pay an energy conservation fee. It is a fee that is already charged to home owners, using natural gas and electricity for heat.
    Read more...
  • How much are special interests dominating Connecticut's political scene? Perhaps plenty.
    Read more...
  • In the years since hundreds of homes in eastern Connecticut have experienced crumbling basements, Gov. Malloy has never visited one of the affected houses. So says Tim Heim, president of the Connecticut Coalition of Crumbling Basements.
    Read more...
  • The Connecticut General Assembly meets in special session on Monday in its annual veto session. Lawmakers will decide whether to override four bills vetoed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy. However, there is still no two-year budget and no vote is expected. What does this all mean?
    Read more...