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Shut up, you unbelievable Connecticut crybabies
By Tom Breen, CT Viewpoints, The CT Mirror, October 17, 2019

CT added 3,600 jobs in Sept.; Aug. gains revised downward
By Joe Cooper, The Hartford Business Journal, October 17, 2019

ETA on Lamont transportation plan is TBD
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, October 17, 2019

Connecticut Governor to Pitch Plan to Speed Up Metro-North
Part of Mr. Lamont’s $18 billion transportation proposal hinges on bringing tolls back to the state
By Joseph De Avila, The Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2016

Lamont's overlooked asset in latest poll: the clueless
By Chris Powell, The Journal Inquirer, October 16, 2019

Lamont takes the city mayors’ calls. What will he deliver?
By Mark Pazniokas, The CT Mirror, October 15, 2019

OP-ED: The Transportation Plan We Deserve
By Susan Bigelow, The CT News Junkie, October 15, 2019

Dan Haar: Looming $600 million gap means tolls are unavoidable
By Dan Haar, The Middletown Press, October 14, 2019

Jon Lender: Bills to curb legislators’ mileage perks vanish into black hole;
FOI keeps taking a beating; DMV’s computers remain an issue

By Jon Lender, The Hartford Courant, October 11, 2019

Republicans Wait For More Information On Lamont’s New Transportation Plan
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, October 11, 2019

State Republican leaders would consider toll plan
By Kaitlyn Krasselt, The CT Post, October 10, 2019

Hartford Courant/Sacred Heart University poll shows growing number of
Connecticut residents disapprove of Gov. Ned Lamont

By Amanda Blanco, The Hartford Courant, October 10, 2019

Lamont’s disapproval higher than Malloy’s in first year
By Jordan Fenster, The New Haven Register, October 10, 2019

State auditors find uncashed checks at Department Of Agriculture
By Patrick Skahill, Connecticut Public Radio, The CT Mirror, October 10, 2019

Report sent to Gov. Ned Lamont warns of lack of communication between feds and states about cyberthreats to utilities
By Stephen Singer, The Hartford Courant, October 10, 2019

Tax breaks for seniors could widen gap between CT’s rich and poor
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 10, 2019

Consumer favorite grocery chains balk at entry, expansion in Connecticut market
By Luther Turmelle, ​The Litchfield County Times, October 9, 2019

Key Republican legislator miffed about UConn president’s free tuition plan
By Kathleen Megan, The CT Mirror, October 9, 2019

Committees Ready For Hearing On Restaurant Legislation
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, October 9, 2019

Connecticut lags in federal payments to state treasury
By Ana Radelat, The CT Mirror​, October 8, 2019

Build now, pay later? It’s not going to be that easy.
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, October 8, 2019

CT ninth most expensive state for biz travel
By Joe Cooper, The Hartford Business Journal, October 7, 2019

CT households No. 2 in highest health care, housing, consumer spending
By Joe Cooper, The Hartford Business Journal, October 3, 2019

New State Laws Start Today
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, October 1, 2019 ​

Lamont’s “earn-as-you-go” incentive strategy bears watching
By Greg Bordonaro, The Hartford Business News, September 30, 2019

Ghost gun ban, higher minimum wage and 9 other laws that go into effect Oct. 1
By Russell Blair, The Hartford Courant, September 30, 2019

Editorial: It is in residents’ best interest to be engaged in all aspects of Darien’s town operations
​By Susan Shultz, Editor, The Darien Times​, September 27, 2019 
       

Census Finds Poverty Inched Up In Connecticut In 2018
By Christine Stuart, The CT News Junkie, September 27, 2019 

Jon Lender: Two more ex-legislators get pumped-up state pensions
after final ‘magic years’ in six-figure Malloy administration jobs

By Jon Lender, The Hartford Courant, September 27, 2019

Senate Dems say tax officials inflated prepared foods levy
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror, September 16, 2019

Opinion: Reform voting laws to clean up absentee ballots
By Peter Finch The Stamford Advocate, September 16, 2019​

CT’s biggest corporate incentive you’ve never heard of
By Matt Piilon, The Hartford Business Journal, September 16, 2019

Nursing home vacancies test Lamont’s relationship with labor
'Pick people over money' union spokespeople say
By Keith M. Phaneuf, The CT Mirror​, September 16, 2019

We didn’t leave Connecticut. Connecticut left us.
By Gary Vallo and Michelle Vallo, Special to The Hartford Courant, September 15, 2019

No special sessions in September
By Christopher Keating, The Hartford Courant, September 13, 2019


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Many people were upset by late 2018 news coverage about Connecticut lawmakers’ mileage perks — receiving mileage reimbursements even when they don’t drive their cars, and counting such mileage payments toward their eventual pensions — and, in January, at least 13 bills were introduced in the General Assembly to end those practices.

Did any of those bills win passage? Did a single bill among them, even just one, get a public hearing at the Capitol?

​Of course not.

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Jon Lender: Bills to curb legislators’ mileage perks vanish into black hole; FOI keeps taking a beating; DMV’s computers remain an issue
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