Democrats Unveil $920 Million Plan to Balance the Budget Without Raising Taxes

Democratic leaders in the General Assembly today released their $920 million plan to balance the FY 17 budget. The plan leverages Connecticut’s highly educated workforce and bioscience sector, consolidates government and creates efficiencies, institutes fiscal reforms and reduces government benefits. The Democratic plan avoids burdening businesses and does not raise taxes. Additionally, the Democratic plan…

Senate Set to Vote on Bipartisan Bill to Support Veteran-Owned Small Businesses

Standing side-by-side with veteran small-business owners, a bipartisan group of state senators announced their intention to vote today on a bill to support to veteran-owned small businesses. The proposed bill would give veteran-owned small businesses additional bidding preferences under state contracting laws. A vote on the proposed bill is expected later this afternoon. Source: CT…

Duff Leads Connecticut State Senate in Calling on the United States Senate to Consider President Obama’s Supreme Court Nominee

Senate Majority Leader Bob Duff (D-Norwalk) today led passage of a Senate resolution calling on the United States Senate to consider the nomination of Merrick Garland to be the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Senate Resolution 11, A Resolution Memorializing the United State Senate to Conduct Confirmation Hearings for the President’s…