Monthly Archive for March, 2009

: March, 2009

Unitary tax

A source at the capitol said there is talk legislative Democrats Thursday will propose a unitary tax on corporations as a highlight of their two-year budget proposal and one means of addressing the

So THAT’S why the Democrats want more control of stimulus spending

Last week I wrote about a bill, proposed by Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, D-New Haven, that would essentially provide the Democratic-majority General Assembly a greater say in how the state

Senate President gives Fairfield County biz leaders a talkin’ to

Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, was sort of tossed to the lions today when House Speaker Christopher Donovan, D-Meriden couldn’t join him at the Business Council of Fairfield County’s

Hmmm. I wonder why Fairfield County businessmen and women are so concerned about marijuana laws?

The Business Council of Fairfield County held its annual legislative breakfast this morning. Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, Sen. Minority Leader John McKinney, R-Fairfield and House

Legislative Democrats to release budget in one week

Senate President Donald Williams, D-Brooklyn, today said the co-chairs of the Appropriations and Finance, Revenue and Bonding committees are on schedule to deliver a two year budget proposal next

Lack of communication in the state legislature

It was hard to sit through yesterday’s hearing on the AIG bonuses and not be reminded of the controversy surrounding a bill from earlier this month to change financial oversight within Catholic

Rell budget director to Office of Fiscal Analysis: You guys couldn’t calculate yourselves out of a paper bag!

While most of the capitol was focused on the Banks Committee’s hearing on the AIG bonuses today, Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell and state budget czar Robert Genuario of Norwalk slipped out a significant

Bob Duff + AIG subpoenas = Geraldo + Capone’s vault?

House Minority Leader Lawrence Cafero, R-Norwalk, has been critical of the decision by Sen. Bob Duff, D-Norwalk, a Banks Committee co-chairman, to subpoena lower Fairfield County residents thought to

Democratic leaders still hoping to reach budget deal by July 1

As noted in previous blog posts, the Democratic-majority General Assembly and Republican Gov. M. Jodi Rell are technically supposed to reach a deal on a new, two-year budget by July 1, the start of

Dems need more time to hunt for spare change

Remember the $1.6 billion worth of appropriated but unspent funds legislative Democrats hoped they could use to help off-set at least $220 million worth of the current fiscal year’s deficit? Turns out