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Medical marijuana may generate up to $150K in taxes

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The state Department of Revenue Services, in response to the Blogster, indicated this morning that tax revenue from the sale of medical marijuana and related products totaled $97,000 in the two quarters ending in December. Extrapolating those figures indicates that the first quarter of 2015 should put the revenue close to $150,000. Figures from the […] [Read More]
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SOTS Merrill disappointed by court ruling

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  On Wednesday a Superior Court judge ruled that Hartford does not have the authority to remove its registrars, following last Election Day’s debacle of unprepared polling places and long lines that kept polls open after 8. Here’s her statement: “Yesterday’s Superior Court decision underscores the need for more accountability in Connecticut’s election system.   My […] [Read More]
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Rep. Dan Fox “lucky” he’s ill

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State Rep. Jeff Berger, D-Waterbury, co-chairman of the powerful Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee, just told members of the tax-writing panel that third-term Rep. Dan Fox (left), D-Stamford, is home from the hospital after being away from the General Assembly for weeks with a serious illness. Berger, who like Fox is a member of the […] [Read More]
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Librarians and their fans see “red”

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    HARTFORD – About 200 librarians and their supporters this afternoon rallied in the Capitol to fight for $2.3 million that Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s budget would take from state libraries. In particular, the red-clad citizen lobbyists, during an afternoon full-court-press, want $1 million returned to continue the popular inter-library loan program called ConnectiCard. […] [Read More]
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Elections Enforcement rejects Dems

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  The State Elections Enforcement Commission on Tuesday turned down a request by lawyers for the Democratic State Central Committee who were attempting to head off an active SEEC investigation into the use of the Dems’ federal-elections account for Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s November victory over Tom Foley. The Democrats had asked for a declaratory […] [Read More]
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Finance Committee approves $1K fines for dry cleaners

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The tax-writing committee of the General Assembly this morning approved legislation that would hit dry cleaners with fines of $1,000 for failing to register annually and pay 1 percent of their revenues into the fund set up to clean up contaminated properties. It heads to the House. There are more than 600 dry cleaners and the […] [Read More]
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Flags at half staff for Lincoln’s murder

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One hundred and 50 years after Abraham Lincoln was assassinated in Washington, Gov. Malloy has ordered state flags to be displayed at half-staff in accordance with a National Day of Remembrance. President Barack Obama has ordered that U.S. flags fly at half-staff from sunrise to sunset.       [Read More]
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House joins Senate in slapping Board of Regents

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  HARTFORD – The Board of Regents for Higher Education would have to seek approval from the General Assembly before the closure of any college or state university campuses, under legislation approved in the House of Representatives on Tuesday. The bill, which was initially proposed as a response to an announced closure of the Meriden […] [Read More]
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