A spotlight is often shone on collaboration on a town level, such as when school districts are combined, but just as important is when resources are shared between the state and municipalities. Seymour has made an important step in this direction by partnering with the CT Economic Resource Center.
A breakthrough agreement has been struck on restoring workers’ compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder for police and firefighters. Representatives of the police unions, firefighter unions and CCM announced the groundbreaking deal with top state legislators.
With three weeks to go in the legislative session the sense of urgency is building to figure out whether and when they will vote on highway tolls. Gov. Ned Lamont has been pushing for that vote ever since he took office in January, but so far no bill has come to the floor in either the House or Senate. The fact that the clock is ticking hasn’t been lost on House Speaker Joe Aresimowicz.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont says he’s not ready to endorse a radical new plan to replace the state income tax with a payroll tax to increase state revenue. The plan would have employers pay a 5% state payroll tax on all wages and salaries. That would mean employees would make 5% less.